In loving memory of

Cynthia Ann Squier
April 17, 1947 - January 22, 2023

Cynthia (Cindy) Squier, 75, passed away on January 22, 2023. She is survived by her two daughters Jill Squier and Christine Squier (Robert Baxton) and granddaughter Juniper Baxton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Squier, parents, Ernest and Flora Leimer and two siblings, David Leimer and Marsha Leimer. A Service honoring Cindy will be held at 2:00 p.m on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Pl. NW, Rochester, MN 55901). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester, MN.

Cindy was born on April 17th in Fairmont, MN. After schooling she moved to Rochester, MN and began working at Mayo Clinic. Cindy met her husband, Donald, in Rochester and they were married on February 16th. They remained happily married until his death in 2006. When her daughters were born, she was a stay-at-home mom and provided daycare for neighborhood families. Once her daughters were older Cindy wanted something to do and started working early mornings at Target where she remained until retirement.

Cindy enjoyed traveling, gardening, spending time with family and friends and most of all time with her granddaughter. The last years of her life Cindy moved to Benedictine Living - Madonna Towers, eventually residing in the Gauthier Memory Care Unit. There she was known for her smile and a sparkle in her blue eyes. She is survived by immediate family, nieces, nephews, brothers, and her in-laws.

Cindy's daughters would like to thank the extraordinary staff and caregivers at the Gauthier Memory Care Unit for their compassionate care. They would also like to thank Mayo Clinic Hospice for their assistance and expertise in the last few months of her life. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made in memory of Cindy Squier at Her friendly nature, sense of humor and laid-back demeanor will be missed.

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Dennis Hansen wrote on Feb 6, 2023:

"I am very sorry for the loss of Cindy and pray for her family. I remember Cindy well from high school. "

Helen Rusert wrote on Feb 4, 2023:

"My deepest sympathy to you, Jill and Christine. Your Mom and Dad were friends of my first husband and me in the early 1970s. We danced at the Anchor Inn in Lake City and at the Playmore Ballroom in Rochester. We camped on the Mississippi. We played cards. We welcomed each others babies. Your parents were a fun couple. I remember our friendship fondly. Helen Rusert"

Gloria DeBusman wrote on Feb 1, 2023:

"Dear Jill, I am so very sorry for your loss. Moms are so very important in our lives?.. My heart aches for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Gloria DeBusman"

Amy Hoffman wrote on Jan 31, 2023:

"My thoughts and prayers for all who loved Cindy. God Bless. Amy Hoffman"

Shannon Wilson wrote on Jan 26, 2023:

"Cindy, we will miss your smiles and kind nature that you always exhibited when we would Visit on Saturdays. It was such a pleasure to bring "the boyz" Meyer and Theodore in for Therapy Dog Visits! You and those you have left behind are Precious! Love from Shannon and Meyer, Shaina and Theodore"

Jordan Broers wrote on Jan 26, 2023:

"Cindy, your smile used to brighten my day every time I saw you. Madonna was so blessed to have known you. Please know all of us are here for your family. Sincerely, Madonna Towers staff"

Stephanie Baird wrote on Jan 25, 2023:

"Cindy, I never got the pleasure of meeting you in person. But after become friends with your daughter, Jill, I heard lots of great stories about you. I know you were dearly loved and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family. Hugs, Stephanie Baird "