CYNTHIA ‘CINDY’ JEAN AKINS, nee Rasumussen, age 56

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 26th, 2013

CYNTHIA ‘CINDY’ JEAN AKINS, nee Rasmussen, age 56, of Byron, Illinois passed away peacefully at her mother’s home in Lombard on April 25.

Memorial Gathering will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Interment Private

Mrs. Akins is survived by her husband, David L.; her son, John A. Gage; her daughter, Christine M. (Tim) Watson; her step-daughter, Nicole M. Akins; three brothers, Bill, Bob, and Fred Rasmussen; her mother, Mary L. Rasmussen; many nieces and nephews; and her close friend, Marsha Raffen; and her cousin, Ray Olson.
Mrs. Akins is preceded in death by her father, William H. Rasmussen.

Mrs. Akins had moved to her dream house on the Rock River where she had camped with her children every week-end growing up. She had a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Akins enjoyed gardening and interior decorating. She was very creative and had an artful eye. Mrs. Akins struggled with cancer after being diagnosed in November, 2011.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Terry and Jan Kenny says:

    While we lived in Chicago, David was one of our best friends. Through him we got to know Cindy and she was a wonderful person.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to David and to all of Cindy’s friends and relatives.

    God Bless

  2. Richard Gardner and Milly says:

    Living in California as we do only gave us a couple precious times to get together with Dave and Cindy, but they were times Milly and I so much enjoyed.From our time together with Cindy and Dave in Pagosa Springs, to our wonderful visit at their lovely home in Byron, we enjoyed Cindy’s loving and outgoing personality. She was a joy to be around, and will be so missed. May God bless her and her loved ones left behind. I hope the memories she created will comfort and sustain David, the children, and of course all her family.

  3. Donna Gage Dukes says:

    I just loved aunt cindy the times she would come to michigan and the times we went there she was always so sweet. We went for a ride through the seney national wildlife refuge so she could see a deer we never did see a deer that day but we had a great time seeing all the other animals. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family

  4. Dan Seger says:

    Cindy was a wonderful person that brought sunshine to every room and person she met, she will be sorely missed at Hamilton Sundstrand

  5. Ethel & Bill Gallagher says:

    So sorry for the passing of Cindy.
    She was a great Person. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially with John and Christine.

  6. Pete Peterson says:

    I am very sorry to hear of her passing. I knew her for a short time in 1982 and knew her as a warm and intelligent woman. I met her children in 1996. John and Christine, I am sorry for the loss of your mother.

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