Cynthia Alice Sprehe-Kindler
December 18, 1958 – August 12, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Cynthia Sprehe-Kindler, “Cindy” to her friends and family. Cindy passed away at the age of 61 on Wednesday, August 12th as a result of a brain aneurysm.
Cindy was born on December 18, 1958 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, to Donald Harlan Sprehe and Marian Ruth Woods-Sprehe. She developed a love of horses in her youth and spent much of her Alaska days enjoying the outdoors whether it be fishing or exploring, but always with animals by her side. She graduated from Palmer High School before moving with her family to Anacortes, Washington in 1978.
It was in Anacortes that Cindy got her start in real estate. As a second-generation real estate agent Cindy excelled. Later she went on to become a loan officer. Her time in Anacortes was spent with her husband Robert “Skip” Kindler and their German Shepherds Lady and Katie. They spent a lot of time in Arizona and Idaho enjoying the sunshine and heat. In 2002 Skip and Cindy went their separate ways and Cindy moved to the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area.
Cindy worked at Prairie Animal Hospital for 12 years. It is here that she got to spend her days working with animals. She loved all animals. They were such a big part of her life. Cindy is preceded in death by parents, Don and Marian Sprehe, her big sister Melanie Fortson-Wiley, and a lifetime of loyal pets. Surviving loved ones include her brother Dan Sprehe (Garnet), brother Rodney Fortson (Dora), niece Danielle Sprehe-Schenk (Jesse), nephew Tyler Sprehe (Jessica), great nephews Preston, Gunnar, & Theo, and one great niece Lauren.
The family would like to thank all of Cindy’s friends in Idaho that have loved her and been there for her over the years. Fly high Cindy. You are loved.
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”