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Cynthia Bichler

Cindy Bichler, 60, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.

Cynthia Louise Bichler was born on August 16, 1962 to Lawrence and Clara (Carlson) Bichler in New Rockford, ND.  She grew up on the family farm.  She was the youngest of 5 children.  She loved all the animals, especially her dog, Noodles.

Cindy was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at a very young age.  Cindy went to school at Munster County School until 1972 when it closed.  She went to New Rockford Public School through the 8th grade.  She went to Anne Carlsen school for her high school years.  She had many happy memories at that school.  She was always proud of pushing her friend who was in a wheel chair up town to shop.  Cindy lived at home until she entered nursing care.  Cindy was happy with living at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.  She considered all of the staff, residents and families as her friends.  She loved her trips to the Casino and doing crafts.  She really liked to play cards with who ever was willing.  Cindy has a real love for country music.  She was able to attend many concerts and meet the entertainers back stage, thanks to her nephew, Christopher.  She is going to be terribly missed.

Proceeding Cindy in death are her parents and her nephew, Troy Hegney and Todd Keeling.

She is survived by her siblings, LeAnn (Jim) Galvin, Mary (Jerry) Hegney, Larry Bichler and Jim (Jane) Bichler; nephews and nieces, Jim Galvin, Andrea Galvin, Angela Keeling, Todd Hegney, Christopher Bichler, Jason Bichler, Jeremy Bichler, Tyler Bichler and Tanner Bichler; aunts, LaDonna Keller and Gladys Carlson and many great nieces, nephews and cousins.


Cindy’s Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 6, 2023 at 10:30AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Her Burial will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford in the spring.

Posted Condolences:


  1. We are so sorry to her of sweet Cindy’s passing. She was such a delight and always had a smile on her face and a kind word. We met Cindy when we first visited my mom, Mari Ann Peterson, who is a resident at Golden Acres. Cindy loved both my mom and dad (Pete) and was always “looking out” for them, especially for Mom after Dad passed away 6 years ago. We live in Virginia so are only able to visit Mom in the summer, but we always looked forward to getting to see Cindy and give her lots of hugs. Our daughter, Ari, loved coloring with her and with Alta Winters and they were always so sweet to include her. We received many wonderful cards and letters from Cindy as well as some of her beautiful coloring pages and crafts that she made. We will miss her dearly and know that all who knew her will be missing her, too. We look forward to the day when we will see her again and she will be completely healed. Until then, please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort, healing, and peace. With love and prayers, Kylie, Don and Ari Hensley

  2. So sorry to read this. Hugs to the Bichler family.

  3. Condolences to all of Cindy’s family. She loved all of you very much and you were all the center of her life. She always looked forward to your visits & enjoyed all the card and board games you played with her! She will be missed.

  4. I used to love spending time with Cindy when I worked at Golden Acres. She always had a smile or a joke to tell when I saw her. Her crafts were a huge help with things to share with the Children’s Hospital in Fargo for Easter and Christmas. She will be missed by all who knew her and enjoyed her company. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  5. Cindy you were always full of spunk. We will miss your smile. Mom and Dad are in there glory to have you home with them. God Bless you sweet girl. 😋 🙏

  6. Bless you Cindy. I’m sure your parents are so happy to have you home. Rest in Peace. Thinking of all the family. Remember seeing her in church over the years. You could teach us all.

  7. Thoughts and prayers to Cindy’s family as they go through this time of sorrow. I am so sorry! God bless you with much love and strength and good memories to get you through this difficult time.

  8. We are so sorry to hear that Cindy passed away. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of her family.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Cindy’s family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about her death. I had just seen her on Ash Wednesday at the Home. Cindy was always ready for a conversation. God bless you all and peace to Cindy. Janice and Larry Lura

  10. I knew Cindy very well. I did get her some gifts from WeFest when I went there. I’m gonna miss her very much she always had a heart of gold. She made gifts for me in return as well. My prayers go out to the family!

  11. My deepest sympathy to Cindy’s family.

  12. My condolences to the family of Cindy. She was a lovely person—warm, kind, caring, and cheerful. My mom’s years at Golden Acres were made brighter by Cindy’s friendship and many kindnesses. May good memories of her give you comfort in your sadness.

  13. Saddened to read about Cindy’s passing but know she is now pain free. She was a neighbor, when I lived in the country and also when I moved to town. She always had a smile on her face. She was one of a kind. God bless her memory. Prayers and hugs to her family.

  14. So sorry to hear of Cindy passing away. I have so many fun memories of her while i worked at Golden Acres, as well as the years following when visiting my Grandpa Joe there. Cindy was always full of smiles and wise cracks. She was a hoot to visit with! She always managed to get me to buy the crafts that she was making so she had some casino money. 🙂 She was a great lady.

  15. So sorry for the loss of your loved one! Cindy and I played a lot of games together, and coloring together. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers!

  16. Thinking of all of Cindy’s family. Cindy was a very special lady and will be missed. The smile lit up any room that she was in.

    Prayers from the Mickey and Vivian Whetham Family


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