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Cindy Jo Gozinski

November 13, 1956 — June 22, 2023


Cindy Jo Gozinski, age 66, of Berlin, WI, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at her home.

Cindy was born November 13, 1956 in Ripon, WI, the daughter of David and Lorna Otto. She graduated from Green Lake High School and continued her education with nursing classes. In 1985, Cindy married Pat Gozinski in Ripon. Over the years, Cindy worked as a waitress in addition to being self-employed. She raised a variety of animals, including horses, chickens, sheep, llamas, and alpacas. She would use the wool she sheared to knit and crochet sweaters, hats, slippers and mittens for gifting to others. Cindy loved animals in general but had a special place in her heart for dogs, especially her dog, Aussie. She also enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Cindy was a devoted mother, a loyal friend and would go out of her way to help anyone. She was very involved with AA and found it a great opportunity to support and serve others. Cindy was also a very free-spirited woman. She was extremely tough, determined and hard working. She lived her life on her terms always, as captured in her favorite saying, “What the f…?!”

Cindy is survived by her son, Joseph (Jenny Otto) Gozinski of Berlin, WI; sisters, Linda (Jim) Hourigan of Raleigh, NC and Shelly Schwandt of Green Lake, WI; brothers, John (Sheryl) Otto of Madison, WI and Dave (Melissa) Otto of Plainfield, IL; and nieces and nephews, Clifford Riek, Zac Schwandt, Brittney Shilling, Nathan Otto, Kate Otto, Caroline Otto, Luke Baseler, Annie Troost and Cody Disterhaft. She is further survived by numerous other family members and friends. Cindy was preceded in death by her husband, Pat; and parents, David and Lorna Otto. 

A Celebration of Life for Cindy will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 12:00-4:00 pm, at Walker's Bar & Grill in Ripon.

A memorial is being established in her name. 


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