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Cinthia L. Buchanan

February 16, 1957 - May 20, 2021



Cinthia L. Buchanan, Age 64, of Cadillac, MI passed away May 20th, 2021 at home surrounded by family. She was born February 16, 1957 in Flint, MI to Edward and Eileen Hudak and was the youngest of five children.

She graduated from Powers Catholic High in 1975. She attended Nursing School at Ferris State University and went on to become an RN who was dedicated to her patients.

Cindy lived life to its fullest and loved her family, friends, and coworkers. She loved to joke around and laugh. She’s enjoyed touring the countryside by Harley with her husband, cheering on her favorite Nascar drivers at the races, camping and tubing the river with her children and grandchildren, long talks and visits with her mom and siblings, traveling and vacationing with her friends (even finding fun and laughter in a beach house during a hurricane), kayaking with her coworkers, and in her spare time you would find her gardening, painting, or even building a snowman. She found joy in the little things and has always remained young at heart.

Cindy is preceded in death by her father, Edward.

Cindy will be forever remembered by her husband, Walt Buchanan; her children: Crystal (Jeremy) Rodner, Clint Hubbs, Cain (Jessica) Hubbs, Clark (Heather) Hubbs; step-children: Bill (Robin) Buchanan, Jackie Buchanan; siblings: Danny (Rita) Hudak, Debbie (Tom) Ruppel, RoseAnn Hendrickson, Connie Sue Hudak; mother, Eileen Hudak; grandchildren: Dylan, Klayton, Collin, Lily, Madison, Audrey, Jasmine, Jacob, Levi, Brooklyn, Mason, Brandon, Kaitlyn, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

At Cindy’s request, no funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when we gather for a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice Cadillac Chapter. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Keely Milbourn - May 21st, 2021 5:46 pm

    "Eileen, Danny, Debie, RoseAnn and Connie, I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. God bless, Keely"

  • Andrea Ruppel - May 22nd, 2021 6:26 am

    "I wish you were still here with us, but glad you’re at peace. When Clark’s daughter Brooklyn was born, my mom, our grandma and myself went up to visit. We went to Aunt Cindy’s property afterwards. She asked if I wanted to ride the four wheeler. These are not a toy we had back home so I rode with her. She was whipping through the trees like a race car driver. No fear and so much confidence. When we stopped she insisted I took it out myself. Ha. I think I may have given myself whip lash just from touching the gas a few times. I was no smooth driver and didn’t have the speed but all together it was a super memorable moment I’ll always cherish. Might even have to go get a four wheeler so I can be the cool aunt like her. Rest peacefully Aunt Cindy."

  • Maureen Ruddock - May 22nd, 2021 7:09 am

    "My good friend from high school and forever. Never a dull monument when Cindy was around."

  • Barb Henry - May 22nd, 2021 5:40 pm

    "Cindy was one of my oldest and closest friends. We met in high school our sophomore year and were friends for 50 years. She was funny, smart and the most wonderful person. I'm thankful you were in my life. Rest in peace. Friends forever."

  • Dominica Fairchild - May 22nd, 2021 6:26 pm

    "Cindy you were one of my best friends from high school and way beyond that. The memories that we shared will always be close to me. Rest In Peace my friend."

  • MaryPat Bessolo - May 23rd, 2021 10:39 am

    "Cindy and I became friends at age 17. We never lost contact and were supposed to get together in Jul on Mackinac Island. It breaks my heart that she won't be there."

  • Karen Voight - May 23rd, 2021 10:42 am

    "As one of “the girls” we shared more great times than you can count. Cindy’s free spirit and gentle heart made for a great friend. She will be forever missed but our memories will be forever cherished just the same. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you. "

  • Joan Armbruster - May 24th, 2021 4:50 pm

    "Cindy was a good friend from high school until present. We shared so many memories. Cindy was a free spirit always smiling. I will miss you my dear friend. Rest in peace. Praying for the Hudak and Buchanan families."

  • Joanie Schneider Mondeau - May 25th, 2021 7:30 am

    "RIP My old Friend. Good Bless you and your family. You will be missed. ♥🙏🌹😇"

  • Steve Freiheit - May 25th, 2021 12:04 pm

    " I have remembered her warm, genuine smile ever since school. To Dan and the entire family my thoughts are with you."

  • Maribeth Pascuzzo Perez - May 25th, 2021 1:44 pm

    "Cindy was a friend from St. Agnes who I'll always remember for her kind and loving spirit. Rest in Heaven my Friend"

  • Larry Kozak - May 25th, 2021 8:41 pm

    "So very sorry to learn of Cindy's passing. Thoughts and prayers for Cindy and the family. Got to know Cindy at Powers High School, through being in the same high school class as Cindy's sister Connie. Cindy was always very pleasant, very kind and nice. Will keep Cindy in thoughts and prayers."

  • Penny Doolittle - May 26th, 2021 7:55 am

    "I first met Cindy when she started at the hospital, I got to orient her to our hospital and unit, from that day forward we were friends. I will miss seeing her smile and infectious laugh, I will miss her greatly, I will miss seeing her enjoy her dark chocolate candies with coconut, her enjoyment at Halloween since it was her favorite holiday,the enjoyment she got from talking about her children and Grandkids. You will be greatly missed, love you Cindy ❤️"

  • Barb Bigler - May 27th, 2021 10:54 am

    "I am so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. Enjoyed the years that we exercised together. Praying for the Lord's peace and comfort as you go through this sad time."

  • Robbin Stotts Miller - May 28th, 2021 9:33 am

    "Cindy was always such a caring person that it was not hard to believe when she became an RN. We became Christians at about the same time when we went to Edgetts Wesleyan Church. As we rode to work together at Mitchell corporation in Cadillac we prayed continually for our families! I am so sorry to hear of her passing however I know that I will see her in Heaven!"

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