Cynthia Marie Kohler (nee Spitzmiller) went asleep to Jesus on July 29th, 2012 at age 51 after a decade long battle with C.O.P.D. and heart disease.
Cindy was born on July 19th, 1961to Marleen and Robert Spitzmiller. She attended Hazelwood West High School where she participated in cheerleading and other athletic events. Shortly after her graduation in 1978, she met and fell in love with the late Gary Piskulic and the two married a few years after. The young couple moved to St. Charles County and later gave birth to their son Keith in 1985. It was only a few months later that Gary unfortunately passed away, leaving behind a loving wife and son. She began her work at Emmaus Homes in the late 80′s and later re-married to Richard Kohler. The family of three moved into a house in Bridgeton where she gave birth to her second son, Chase in 1993. After taking a break to help raise two children, she returned to work at Emmaus in 1997 and remained until 2002. Her work at Emmaus was self-rewarding; helping the elderly with special needs enjoy their everyday lives by coordinating a variety of enrichment activities. She was a very spiritual person, and spent her time helping and talking to others. She took a special appreciation to nature and enjoyed long drives throughout the country; down the Missouri and Mississippi River’s. Cindy was also a social person and never missed an opportunity where she could get out and visit friends and family. Her warm happiness and caring will leave a legacy in the hearts of all that knew her. Cindy is survived by her son’s Keith Piskulic and Chase Koher; her brothers Tony and Terry Spitzmiller; and her nieces/nephews, Sandra, Tracy, Maxwell, and Wesley Spitzmiller.
A memorial for Cindy will take place at Chapel of the Cross (11:00 A.M.) on August 11th. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choosing in her honor.