Former SWICRT chair Cindy Nord passed away on Monday, 7 October 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. Cindy and her husband Tom were long time members of our Roundtable. Both Cindy and Tom served as chair of the SICWRT for several years. Older members may recall the tours to Shiloh and Chattanooga Battlefields that Tom and Cindy organized during their tenure as chair.
Cindy was born in Mesa, Arizona, on 17 July 1953 to the late August and Doris Burgdorf. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1971 and attended classes at USI. She worked for AT&T for several years as a design specialist before retiring and turning her talents to her lifetime passion for writing. Cindy was an award-winning author of several successful historical romance novels and was a longtime member of the Romance Writers of America. Cindy and her husband, Tom, were history lovers and for many years participated and planned civil war living history events. She was an expert on Victorian ladies’ fashions and the couple were guest lecturers and put on presentations about the civil war era at many libraries and conferences across the country.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William August Burgdorf of Tyler TX.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years Thomas; son, Christopher and his wife Kelly of Broomfield, CO; son, Jeremy of Newburgh, IN; grandchildren, Adrian, Alex and Addison all of Broomfield, CO; brother, Ben J. Burgdorf and his wife Kathy of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy Burgdorf of Tyler, TX; brothers-in-law, Terry and Tim Nord and his wife Tammy of Mariah Hill, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool with burial in Troy City Cemetery, Troy, IN. Friends may visit 3:00 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Because of Cindy’s love of animals and history, memorial contributions may be made to either: It Takes a Village Animal Rescue in Evansville or The American Battlefield Trust.