Cynthia Bierman, 1953 – 2020

Cynthia Bierman, the daughter of Lee and Gladys (Hardaway) King, was born May 24, 1953, at Jefferson, and joined her sistren angels very unexpectedly on March 17, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She lived her life to the age of 66 years, 9 months and 23 days.

Cynthia was raised on a farm north of Churdan. She loved farm life and was active in 4-H. She fondly remembered the frequent visits from numerous cousins, and a family trip to Alaska. Cynthia attended Paton-Churdan High School and graduated in the class of 1971. She then attended AIB Business College in Des Moines and began her 48-year career in insurance and investments, retiring just a week before her death.

On Feb. 27, 1988, Cynthia King was united in marriage to Calvin Bierman of Des Moines at the United Methodist Church in Churdan. For their honeymoon, they took the first of several trips to Walt Disney World. In later years, they traveled to Los Angeles and discovered the joy of cruising to the Caribbean. Cynthia was an avid reader of romance novels and crime fiction. She enjoyed attending plays and traveling to concerts across the Midwest. Cynthia also shared her love of Christmas and would listen to holiday music all year long. You could call Cynthia and her friend Connie “groupies” for country star Jim Ed Brown, and Cynthia’s friend Shirley was constant source of support and joy.

Cynthia was a lifelong member of the Churdan United Methodist Church and she and Calvin attended many of the activities and dinners held at the church.

Cynthia is survived by her loving husband Calvin; her brother Gary King of Urbandale; her sister Darlene (Jim) Woltz of Pharr, TX; sister-in-law Karla King of Churdan; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Those who preceded her were her parents, brother Wayne King, and sister-in-law Denise King.

A graveside service was held March 24 at the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan with the Rev. David Arulnathan officiating. A special song of Cynthia’s, “Peace in the Valley,” was played at the close of the service.

Serving as casket bearers were Christopher King, Mitchel King, Taylor King. Dan Towers, George Naylor, John Guess, Schyler Bardole and Mike Campiano.

A celebration of Cynthia’s life will be held at a later date. The family is assisted by Brown Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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