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Cynthia "Cyndi" M. Bane, 77, of Westmont, Illinois passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. IL on December 24, 2020, surrounded by loving family members. She had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in April of this year and faced this foe bravely and with dignity through the grace of God and loving care of her sister, Helen.
Visitation will be at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL on Monday, December 28th from 3 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL on Tuesday, December 29th, at 11 AM with prayers at 9:45 AM from Brust Funeral Home. Graveside Service will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Ms. Bane is survived by her beloved brother Keith (Kathy) of Lake in the Hills; cherished sister and devoted friend, Helen Gurtner of Westmont; adopted daughter, Rose Redmond; adopted granddaughter, Eva Kissee; nieces Kimberly (Mike) St. Clair of Algonquin; Kristen (Bill) Pinter of Algonquin and Karayn (Kurt) Schingoethe of Algonquin; great nieces and nephews: Kaley (Bruno) Borowczyk, great grand-niece, Elli, Maxwell (Katelyn) and Ryan St. Clair; Kaitlin, Nicholas and Steven Pinter; Zachary, Wyatt and Ryder Schingoethe; Koykar cousins and many other loving relatives and long- time friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and J. Kenneth Bane, and adopted granddaughter, Soliann Cyndi Coleman.
Cyndi began a long and successful career after graduating from Rosary College (now Dominican University) in 1965 where she received a B.A. in Social Work. She went on to earn a Master’ Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1973. She brought her knowledge and compassion to helping others throughout her professional career. Her work began as an Adoption and Abuse Counselor at DCFS in Chicago and later as a Psychiatric Social Worker at Woodridge School District #68 from 1979 through 2003 while maintaining a private practice as a drug and alcohol counselor.
Cyndi loved to retreat to her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She could be found relaxing by a bonfire or venturing out with her camera to capture waterfalls and wildlife; snowmobiling through the woods, pulling a water skier or floating on her pontoon boat. She shared many vacations with Helen while carrying on her parents’ Maybrun business or traveling to new destinations to fulfill her goal of visiting every lighthouse throughout the United States.
Volunteering was another one of her passions and she willingly devoted her time to her Church and community. She was a Eucharistic Minister at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Clarendon Hills, IL and President of St. Vincent DePaul at Ascension Church in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She also served as a Lay Leader of Prayer and Eucharist Minister at Holy Family Church in Woodruff, while spending her summers in Wisconsin. Cyndi helped at the Food Pantry at People’s Resource Center in Westmont for over 20 years and served as President on the boards of the Townhome Associations where she lived. Her selflessness was inspirational and she always had time to offer a listening ear to anyone in need.
In lieu of flowers, your generosity would be most appreciated directed to one of the following organizations: People’s Resource Center Food Pantry, 104 Chestnut Street, Westmont, IL 60559 or American Cancer Society, 22 N. Michigan Ave, #1200, Chicago, Il 60601.
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American Cancer Society
1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace IL 60181
People's' Resource Center Food Pantry
104 Chestnut Street, Westmont IL 60559