Cynthia M. Schichtel


Cynthia Marie Schichtel died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Munson Medical Center after more than 30 years of kidney failure and COPD. Cindy was known by many who knew her as a "fierce fighter" and giving up was not an option. She was constantly reading and researching anything she could find to learn about renal disease.
Cindy was born in Traverse City on Jan. 5, 1957 to Joseph and June (Riness) Runge. On May 18, 1974 she married John Schichtel at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church. They resided in Buckley for 45 years.
"Family" was everything to Cindy, especially her grandchildren, Molly and Evan. She loved them dearly.
Also surviving her are her husband, John; their son, John (Amy) Schichtel, of Kingsley; a special sister and friend, Cheri (Duane) Pieper, of Interlochen; sister, Kathy (Ed) Holroyd, of Kalamazoo; sister-in-law, Denise Runge, of Kalamazoo; a brother, Richard Runge, of California; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Runge; mother, June Harrigan; and her brother, Joe Runge.
Per Cindy's wishes, no funeral services will be held. She wanted a small private graveside service for her immediate family.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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Jan Verhage Culp
Jul 16, 2019
My diseased Husband Jay, who passed in 2004 was on dialysis for 9 years and we were both so fond of Cindy... Jay had a gift for making people laugh and Cindy really enjoyed his company!
I had thought of her so often through the years and she will always live on in my memory !
Stephanie Cabanting
Jul 10, 2019
Cindy was an amazing woman. I'm thankful/blessed we we're family. Love you all.