Cynthia Anne Pfeiffer, 61 died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at McCreedy Home in Washington, Iowa, following a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
A memorial mass will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Saint James Catholic Church in Washington with Father Troy Richmond officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Beatty Funeral Home from Noon to 7:00 PM with family present from 5-7:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 Friday evening at the Funeral Home. Cindy’s body will be cremated with ashes interred at Elm Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Saint James School and the Optimist International Foundation-Childhood Cancer Campaign.
Cindy was born on September 17, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Glenn E. and Mary Louise (Kiffe) Selzer. She grew up in Fairfax, Iowa, and graduated from Prairie High School in 1969. Cindy managed the Dairy Queen in Fairfax after high school.
Cindy was united in marriage to Donald G. Pfeiffer on September 29, 1973, at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. They moved to Washington in 1981.
Cindy worked as a teacher’s aide at Saint James School from 1985-1991 and volunteered at Lincoln Elementary School from 1992-1994. She also worked as a proofreader for The Washington Evening Journal from 1994-1997.
She was active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Saint James Parish. Cindy became the first female member of the Optimist Club of Washington in 1990, serving as honor club president and bulletin editor for many years.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Don, of 39 years; sons Steven Shane (Karen) of Camarillo, California, and Nicholas Donald (Hollie) of Tiffin, Iowa; 6 grandchildren: Tyler, Mia, Ella, Arya, Sydney, and Drew; Father: Glenn (Marlene) Selzer of Cedar Rapids; Brother: Steven (Marietta Hogan) Selzer of Iowa City; Sisters: Sharon Ham of Iowa City, and Cathy (Ron) Secrist of Ames, Iowa.
Cindy is preceded in death by her mother.