Cynthia "Cindy" Foster

Cynthia "Cindy" Foster


December 17, 1956 - January 3, 2022


Cynthia “Cindy” Foster, 65, of Fulton, SD, died Monday, January 3, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, January 8, at Harvest Community Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Fulton. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, at Harvest Community Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Cynthia, “Cindy” (Wieczorek) Foster was born to Wallace and Noreen (DeJong) Wieczorek on December 17th, 1956, in Mitchell, SD.

Cindy loved growing up on the family farm, homesteaded by her great-grandfather in 1882, south of Mt. Vernon, SD. The oldest of four children, she was a hard worker, daily helping to gather half of the eggs from the family’s 10,000 laying hens.

Cindy attended a one room schoolhouse two miles from home until the 4th grade, when a new two room school, Baker, was built. She then attended Baker school until 8th grade. She attended high school in Mt. Vernon, graduating in 1975 with valedictorian honors.

After high school, Cindy attended MidAmerica Nazarene College in Olathe, KS, transferring to SDSU, then DWU where she graduated with honors double majoring in Biology and Chemistry.

On July 7th, 1979, she was united in marriage to Arlen Foster at First Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell. To this union one daughter, Bethany, was born. Arlen & Cindy farmed near Fulton, raising crops and cattle. Cindy was involved in and held board positions within many community organizations, including the local Beaver Township board, South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships, South Dakota Farm Bureau, and her local church. She also worked for 23 years as the Miner County Director of Equalization clerk.

Cindy’s passion for agriculture and education were very apparent by how many years she served in those arenas. Cindy first became involved in SD Farm Bureau as the co-advisor of the Davison/Hanson County Young Farmers & Ranchers committee in 1983. She went on to serve as the county women’s co-chair, the District 2 women’s committee representative, and the state women’s committee vice chair. In 2008, Cindy ran a strong campaign and was elected the Women’s Leadership Chair, a position she still presently held.

Cindy also served as the Davison/Hanson County Farm Bureau president from 1997-present. Many students remember Cindy as the Farm Bureau Youth Camp leader, a program that was very dear to her heart. Ultimately Cindy served in some capacity with the American and South Dakota Farm Bureau organizations for nearly 40 years.

Cindy also served on the board of directors for the South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships from 1997 to present, she served as the president from 2009-2011 and as the secretary from 2013-present.

Cindy’s love language was gift-giving. Many remember her gifting them a solar-powered figurine, a piece of Tupperware, some Watkins products, a tote from 31 Gifts, or a gift from Mary & Martha.

She loved music, she could sing and play many instruments, but she especially loved playing the organ on Sundays for church and accompanying her Aunt Liz while she played the marimba for special music.

Cindy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Arlen of Fulton; daughter, Beth (Justin) Joramo of Boise, ID; six grandchildren: Kelsey, Ashley, Caleb, Allison, Emma, and Josh Joramo of Boise, ID; father, Wally Wieczorek of Mitchell; two sisters: Crysti (Perry) Luna of Mt. Vernon, SD and Cheri (Rich) Wyatt of Bismarck, ND; one brother: Curt (Leanne) Wieczorek of Mt. Vernon, SD; three sisters-in-law: Marlene Helsel of Dexter, KS, Sharon Foster of Spring Arbor, MI, Eulyla Foster of Fulton; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Noreen; parents-in-law, Gordon & Gertrude Foster; and two brothers-in-law: Welby Foster & Dave Helsel.




Friday, January 7, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Harvest Community Church
1017 W Norway Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, January 8, 2022
10:30 AM
Harvest Community Church
1017 W Norway Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Jerry Derr. Wisconsin Towns Association on January 21, 2022
Remembering Cindy as a dedicated town official at our multi state meetings. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by Wayne and Carol Carstens on January 9, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to your famlies. She sure looks like her mom!
Posted by Wayne and Carol Carstens on January 9, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to your famlies. She sure looks like her mom!
Posted by Dick and Connie Thompson on January 8, 2022
We knew Cindy was in the hospital and had been praying. We just heard today that she went home. We're at a loss at what to say. We are so sorry that your family has to go through this. Our love and prayers are going out to you at this time.
Posted by Josh satrang on January 8, 2022
Sorry for your loss ❤️ Prayers 🙏
Posted by Gail Brock on January 8, 2022
A very beautiful service.
Posted by Lynn Wegehaupt on January 8, 2022
Our Sympathies to all! What a beautiful and well put together video tribute! I have been away from the area for a lot of years, so it was nice to see all those family pictures.
Posted by Randy Burmeiste on January 8, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about Cindy's passing. My sympathy to the family. She was a classmate of mine at Baker and then in Mt Vernon High School.
Posted by Larry Wegehaupt on January 8, 2022
My sympathies to all the family. From going to elementary school with her to Wieczorek family reunions and the many times together she was always a positive presence and an intelligent listener and talked so friendly and directly. I will miss her not being with us now when we get together where she would usually be present. My sympathies to all who will miss her.
Posted by Melody Hoffman on January 7, 2022
Going to miss Cindy. She was so amazing, in every thing she did. Going to miss her smile and her energy.
Posted by Darlene Kutzler on January 7, 2022
Cindy will be missed. My sincere sympathy to Arlen and the family!
Posted by Rev Warren and Diane Koker on January 7, 2022
Sending heartfelt love, prayers and sympathy in the loss of our dear friend Cindy Foster. The Wieczorek family has been a blessing to our family. We know she will be missed . She joins her mom and cousin Dawn who recently went to Heaven. Our prayers for this family we love so very much
Posted by Kevin Miles on January 7, 2022
Cindy will be missed by all of us here at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Her annual visits delivering food from South Dakota Farm Bureau for our families were always a joy! All of you will be in our prayers!
Posted by Kathy Holmes on January 6, 2022
Cindy was that forever friend. We met each other through church in 6th grade and stayed friends all these years. Even when time was long in between visits we just picked right up! She loved Jesus and I know He greeted her with open arms. Cindy you will be missed!
Posted by Aunt Eloise and Uncle Lyle Moser on January 6, 2022
We will surely miss you, Cindy,! We so enjoyed seeing you grow up, get married, have Bethany, and live life your way! Love you!💗
Posted by Melinda Lane on January 6, 2022
Cindy was a great woman! She will be missed. My deepest condolences.
Posted by Lori Husman Crago on January 6, 2022
I will miss seeing Cindy here and there we always would stop and chat she was a great lady
Posted by Dave and Marian Gates on January 6, 2022
Cindy was a much loved cousin. As her "cousin-in-law", she made me feel so welcome and so loved. Not one time that we saw her did she fail to make us feel like she was excited to see us. She will be missed when we get back "home." Will see you in heaven, Cindy.
Posted by Marie Loon on January 6, 2022
So sorry for your loss she was a very special person. She will really be missed
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on January 6, 2022
We extend our sympathy to her family. May her memories comfort you until you meet her again in Heaven. God bless you all
Posted by Linda & Chuck Bannwarth on January 6, 2022
Arlin, Beth Justin and family ,Still trying to believe Cindy has gone to the Room Christ has prepared for her. It is hard to understand why such a special person was taken from us. It is such a comfort knowing Cindy was in our lives. She was such a giver and mentor. She always had an ear to listen a heart to share and was truly a great friend. Her faith was contagious. She really was an example of actions speak louder than words. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Great Aunt-Uncle Emily and Jim Hauan on January 6, 2022
Beth, Justin and family it was great that your family got to spend time with your Mom and Dad in Nov. Those memories will be special to you all as you walk through this time of mourning the loss of Cindy. May you find comfort and peace! Love you!
Posted by Debbie Emme on January 5, 2022
My deepest condolences. Cindy was a fun loving and vivacious woman. Whenever you were in a conversation, no matter how serious, it always ended in laughter. She will be truly missed!
Posted by Pam Pollreisz on January 5, 2022
So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a very special person. She came into a business I worked at in Mitchell and always visited and always gave me a new Tupperware catalog. I even told her of a Tupperware item I used to have and she searched for it and found out it was brought back and made sure I got the items. I will miss visiting with her on the stores now that I don't work at the former business I was at. If she met you she remembered who you were. Rest in peace Cindy. God bless your families and cherish your memories.
Posted by Aunt Emily and Uncle Jin Hauan on January 5, 2022
How wonderful to hear how special Cindy was to so many people. She will be greatly missed in our family. Prayers for her dad and husband and siblings. Love you Cindy!
Posted by Tami Schwebach on January 5, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a passionate advocate for SD townships. And I'll miss her slipping me a Tupperware catalog from time to time! My sympathies to her family.
Posted by Terry Lee Herb on January 5, 2022
Crysti and Perry, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cindy. Please know you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Praying for you and Cindy's family. We love you
Posted by Kathy wilson on January 5, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was very friendly and I wish I could have gotten to know her better.
Posted by Roger and Janet Hurlbert on January 5, 2022
We extend our sincere sympathy to Cindy's family in their loss. We regret that we will not be there; however I will be representing Cindy at the AFBF Convention at this time. Cindy was a very dedicated individual no matter what organization she was representing. We will all miss her.
Posted by Rachel Soulek on January 5, 2022
Cindy was a vivacious person - no matter how busy she was she would always stop and talk to you. She will be missed.
Posted by Terry Sletten on January 5, 2022
Cindy represented to me the Proverbs 31 woman beautifully. She may not have aspired to be, but her wisdom, industriousness, honesty, kindness, character and fear of the Lord were apparent. SDATAT and I will miss her greatly. With deepest sympathy.
Posted by Joan Maimonis on January 5, 2022
Cindy was a wonderful human being and a terrific leader on my Tupperware team! She was loved by all of us and was there to help everyone! I as her business leader and friend, together with our entire team, extend our deepest sympathies to her family! We are all devastated and will truly miss Cindy!! Prayers to all!
Posted by Michael and Barrie Held on January 5, 2022
Our prayers and deepest sympathy for the Foster family. Cindy gave her time and talents to many organizations in cluding Farm Bureau. We ask the Lord to comfort and shelter each of you.
Posted by Bill & Deb Wilson on January 4, 2022
So very sorry for your loss....We met her at church. We will always remember how she smiled and made us feel so welcome there.....she will be greatly missed
Posted by Dustin Leiseth on January 4, 2022
Cindy was a friend and advocate of Townships, which is where our friendship began as directors of SDATAT. An open book of township knowledge. She “wore many hats” and made her community and this state better because of her commitment to all she served. Heaven gained another good one. I will miss you, until we meet again.
Posted by Maureen Wegenke on January 4, 2022
I will sure miss her! I was hoping for another trip out West River with her. Had a real heart for "SDATAT" and it's people and such a hard working woman! Condolences to the family!
Posted by Vicki Vining on January 4, 2022
My sympathy to Cindy's family she was a spark on the towns and township boards and will be missed.
Posted by Julie on January 4, 2022
I am so sorry!
Posted by Rachel eich on January 4, 2022
Sorry for the loss
Posted by Diane Rentz on January 4, 2022
My deepest sympathy to the family
Posted by Tom Gates on January 4, 2022
So sorry for your loss .
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