Local Business Owner, Downers Grove South Graduate Cyndi Mochel, 61

Accomplished business owner lost battle with Alzheimer's. Family is planning life celebration.

Cyndi Mochel, Feb. 18, 1953-May 19, 2014
Cyndi Mochel, Feb. 18, 1953-May 19, 2014

Cynthia Louise “Cyndy” Mochel, age 61, lost her battle with Alzheimers on May 19. She was living in Port St. Joe, FL, with her husband, Bob.  She died at home, after 12 days on hospice support.  She was born February 18, 1953 in Aurora, IL.

Cyndy was a member of the Class of 1971 at Downers Grove High School South.  She owned the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in La Grange, IL, from 1971 through 1989.  Her success garnered her the LaGrange Business Woman of Year award in 1986.  Cyndy also owned the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Hinsdale.  She moved to Colorado, where she worked in the restaurant business in Boulder. In 1996, she and her husband moved to Cable, WI, where they managed Eagle Knob Resort.  They retired to Florida in 2009.

Cyndy is survived by her husband, Bob Kupsch; her parents, long-time Downers Grove residents, Doris and John Mochel; sisters, Leslie (Craig) Rueckert of Crystal Lake, IL, and Lindi Mochel Moler of Littleton, Colorado; daughter, Adrienne Cozza (John Moore) of Albuquerque, NM; and grandchildren, Paloma and Jack Moore, also of Albuquerque; mother-in law, Ruth Anderson, of Cable, Wisconsin, and sister-in-law, Renee Kupsch, of Cable, Wi.  Cyndy was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Mochel, of Downers Grove.

The family is planning a small, private “Life Celebration for Cyndy.”  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the team created in Cyndy’s honor, Team Cookie Jar, in the “Walk to End Alzheimers.”

Donations may also be sent to chapter headquarters in Colorado (indicate in the check memo, “Team Cookie Jar/Cyndy Mochel”) and mail to:

"Team Cookie Jar/Cyndy Mochel”

℅  Walk to End Alzheimers:

Chapter Headquarters Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 500

Denver, CO 80203


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