Cindy was a devoted mother and very involved in her children’s lives. There was never a dull moment in her presence. She will be greatly missed by her family and the countless friends she made. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Joyce, nee Shellman, Welzbacher.
Surviving are her husband David E. Easter of Belleville, IL;
three sons, Chris (Kimberly) Easter of Los Angeles, CA,
Jason Easter of Freeburg, IL,
and Ryan (Brittany) Easter of O’Fallon, IL;
one daughter, Nikki Easter of Belleville, IL;
three sisters, Patti (Bob) Miller of Carbondale, IL,
Susie (Jim) Neeman of Freeburg, IL,
and Christy (Jim) Lugge of Freeburg, IL;
one brother, Johnny (Megan) Welzbacher of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
There are so many wonderful memories that I shared with Cindy and those are the times that I’ll choose to remember. Times like during her pregnancies when she’d proclaim that she’d never put herself through another one, until a few months after the birth, when she’d decide, well… maybe one more. As a bachelor I always looked forward to Cindy’s home cooking, as I was made to feel that her home, was my home. Cindy was always looking out for what was best for those she loved and above all else, her family meant the world to her. She cared for and loved so many of us and she truly couldn’t give enough of herself for her to feel that she’d done enough for others. Although we’d grown apart, the good memories of her will always hold a very special place in my heart. She was family. Thanks for all you did Cindy, for all the fun times and for the times you offered your love, support and encouragement. May you rest in peace, comforted by the love of our Lord, drawn close to your loving mother and having received your just reward for the loving care and compassion you offered to so many.
Gods’ blessings to the Easter and Welzbacher families… that’s all she ever wanted…
Bruce Aud, Belleville, IL, 62223
Cindy, It was a honor knowing You. Rest In Peace.
Greg Pickerel, Belleville, Il., 62226
As my sister-in-law, Cindy was the only sister I ever had. We were recently reminiscing about playing with our Barbie dolls when we were 9 and 10. She was one of the most generous-hearted women I have known and devoted herself to her family full throttle. Peace and rest belong to her now. It was an honor to know her and call her family.
Skip Easter, Cassville, MO, 65625
David, Chris, Jason, Ryan, and Nikki,
My deepest sympathies to you all. I remember the many times Cindy would come and help in the classroom and the love and pride she had for each of the kids. May God bless and keep you all and give you comfort to ease your pain!
Donna Rakers, Freeburg, Il, 62243
Cindy’s husband David is my first cousin on my late father’s side. Although my wife Karen and I have rarely been together with Cindy and her family, and not at all in recent years, we are well aware of what a loving and caring influence she provided for them. We will be thinking of Cindy and of David and each of their children and grandchildren in the time ahead.
Steve Easter, Potsdam, New York, 13676
Sue, we are so sorry about your sister. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Lisa & Jerry Ashley, Smithton, Il, 62285
Ryan and to the entire Easter Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family & friends on the tragic passing of your Mom.
May Christ welcome Cindy into His Heavenly Kingdom.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Luke & Teresa Walsh
Luke & Teresa Walsh, St. Louis, MO, 63118
Dave, I am so very sorry for you and your children’s loss. Holding you in prayer.
Susan Ash Williams, Norton Shores, Michigan, 49441
I loved Cindy and miss her. She was indeed a devoted Mom, courageous and smart. May God bless all.
Margaret Eleanor Easter, Sandy Spring, MD, 20860
I was so sorry to hear about Cindy. Although I hadn’t been in contact with her in some time. There are so many fun memories of Cindy, Susie and the girls. I know that she loved her children and family very much. R.I.P. Cindy
Conni Tilley, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
Today’s services for Cindy offered an opportunity to recognize the many memories that we’ve made among our circle of friends and the Easter & Welzbacher families. For decades we’ve gathered together in friendship and with a sense of unity within our extended “family”. And with that recognition, I felt a great sense of the importance of those people in our lives and how very much we’ve all become a part of each other. The most important thing for Cindy… was family… and that is as it should be. As I looked around the chapel today I saw changes within “our family” that perhaps reflect a division brought about by the careless disregard of others; in favor of personal, more singular interests. Often, those singular, personal interests are devastatingly harmful; not only to the family, as well as to those that have shared their history, but to the individual “self”. Surely, Cindy very much understood something that all of us need to pay closer attention to; that being the importance of “family” and the giving of one’s “self”. As I consider the people that I spent a few moments of respect and reflection with today, I would encourage each of us to recognize those that stood beside us, those that have been there for decades and those whose best interests we should hold in high regard. And… I’m not saying that we should do so at great cost or perhaps even harm to our “self”, but… I’m suggesting that perhaps by recognizing and honoring the value and needs of family and loved ones, we can avoid the sometimes harmful effects of self-interest. To the Easter & Welzbacher families and throughout the many friends we’ve shared… I wish each of you much love and happiness and the unity of family throughout your’ relationships. God’s blessings…
Bruce Aud, Belleville, IL, 62223
My condolences to Dave and the kids. Know in your hearts that somewhere just beyond the stars she is still smiling and watching out for all of you. Sometimes we forget that the journey we are on is not the point the point is how well you travel and how many lives you bring a smile to …. She did that exceptionally well!
Vicki Ahn, Ballwin, Mo, 63011
Chris, Jason, Ryan, Nikki,please know the Sirtak family adored your Mother so much. She will always be considered as beautiful wonderful Lady that loved everyone so kindly. Our prayers are with you. Your Mom is happily continuing on in the Glory of our Lord’s splendid kingdom! Stan, Cheryl, Tabitha, Tiffany Sirtak and Family.
, Freeburg, IL, 62243