It is with a heavy heart that I give you the news that Cindy has passed away. She is the daughter of Chris (Suzee) Gottschalk & Gwen Channel - her siblings are Crista Brown, Greg (Crystal) Gottschalk, Scott Gottschalk & Dominick. She has one daughter Sarah Donaldson (Vince) and two grandchildren Trinity & Alexia Maxfield - Sarah is also 8 months pregnant with a third child. Cindy died peacefully in her sleep while staying at Sarah's home, Tuesday morning. She was 56 years old. Her birthday is coming up on the 23rd of September - she would have been 57. We think she had a heart attack but that has not been confirmed. Cindy had a great day the day before.... going on a long bike ride with her grand children and having long talks with them. She went to bed a little worn out and happy. Cindy had a big heart. She loved to garden but her grand daughters were her world and would do anything for them. Cindy leaves behind many family members, long time boyfriend John Freitag, and may loyal friends. Her daughter Sarah and the rest of the family would appreciate your prayers.