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(February 7, 1952 – August 24, 2012)

Cynthia R. Schaffer, 60, of Midland, died unexpectedly at home on August 24, 2012. Cynthia was born in Dearborn, MI on February 7, 1952 to the late Lawrence and Ruth (Rockman) Schaffer. Cynthia loved her children and grandchildren “they were the love of her life”. She lived for coffee and chocolate. Cynthia is survived by her daughter Nicole (Robert) Charles of Midland; son, Nicholas Kuikstra of Wyoming, MI; grandchildren, Marjorie and Robert; sister, Bonnie (Rob) Patrick; brothers, Tom and Tim Schaffer Cynthia was predeceased by her son Timmy Lomas. A Memorial Liturgy will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, with Father Pete Gaspeney officiating, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Zonta Club of Midland 2012 MACF Scholarship for Non-Traditional Adults. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com