Cindy was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 25, 1971, a daughter of George Edward and Cindy Charmaine Palecki, and spent her formative years in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She moved to this area 18 years ago, and had lived in Churubusco since 1997. Until her illness, she had been employed at Symmetry Medical in Warsaw.
The surviving relatives include two sons, John A. Bleich III of Fort Wayne and Landon Edward Crawford of Churubusco; three daughters, Amanda Charmaine Bleich and Sarah Ann Russell, both of Fort Wayne, and Jamie Grace Crawford of Churubusco; her mother, Cindy Bumgardner of Fort Wayne; her former husband, Donald J. Crawford of Columbia City; a brother, George Palecki of Jacksonville, Fla; and a sister, Elin (Angel) Guzman of Jacksonville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her father. At the request of the family, there will be no formal funeral services. Friends may gather to share and remember at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco from 6 to 9 p. m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her children in care of Pat Bleich, 2824 Prairie Grove Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46809.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Cindy’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.