Cynthia (Cindi) Robel passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and beloved dog on March 4, 2022. Cindi was born on April 28, 1958 to the late Volney Meyers and late Jeanette Nemmetz. Cindi went to school in the Neenah Joint School District, and later attended the Fox Valley Technical College. Cindi married John Phelan in 1979. They proceeded to have 3 children prior to divorcing. Through Cindi and John divorced they remained excellent co-parents and best friends until John’s passing in 1995.
Cindi worked for over 30 years in the health care system. She began as an assistant in nursing homes, worked her way to the emergency department at Appleton Medical Center before becoming an EKG Technician. Balancing a full-time career with 3 kids left little room for much, but Cindi would not have had it any other way. Cindi re-married after her children had grown to Jeff Robel. They enjoyed a few years together before divorcing once realizing they were better off as friends. In Cindi’s free time she enjoyed reading, online farming, watching the birds, and spending time with her grandchildren and pets.
Cindi is survived by an older sister Diane (Paul) Arrowood; her 3 children: Jessica (Jesse Winkler) Stoegbauer, Nikki (Darin Diver Sr) Trombello, Chris Phelan; a nephew David (Dana) Arrowood; a niece Rebecca Arrowood; and her beloved Dusty puppy and Elsa (cat).
Cindi is further survived by her grandchildren she was very proud of: Jorden Trombello, Theo Stoegbauer, Audra Phelan, Darin Diver Jr, and Natalee Diver. Cindi is also further survived by a great nephew and great niece, along with truly incredible “in-laws” The Phelan Family.
Per Cindi’s wishes there will not be a service held.
Cindi’s children would like to thank the Thedacare Hospice team for all of their support during this difficult time.
Thank you, Mom, for all your sacrifices, your strength, never ending support, and sometimes much needed tough love. The three of us would not be who we are, your grandchildren would not be who they are without you. We love and miss you Mom. We are glad you are with Dad again.