Cindi Gruhlke Poleos
Friday, October 9, 1953
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
63 years old
Cindi Gruhlke Poleos
Cindi Ann (Gruhlke) Poleos, formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Cindi was born on Oct. 9, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Frederick A. and JoAnn Gruhlke.
Cindi is survived by her beloved husband, Paul Poleos; step-daughter Corey Noblitt of Atlanta; two grandsons; brothers David Gruhlke of Owatonna, Edward (Debra) Gruhlke of Belleville, Ill., and Robert (Stacy) Gruhlke of Eagan, Minn.; sister Carol Brooks of Austin; sisters-in-law Beth Holmgren of Rochester, and Judith (Roy) Bruce of Danville, Mo.; godmother and aunt Margie Gammelgaard; goddaughters Tanya Wallace (Gruhlke) of Elgin, and Cassandra Gruhlke of Eyota; 17 nieces and nephews; 28 great-nieces and nephews, along with numerous cousins.
Cindi was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick A. and JoAnn Gruhlke, sister Mary Jo Larrison-Gruhlke, brother Frederick R. Gruhlke, and grandparents.
Cindi took joy in spending time with her friends and was the matriarch of her family. She enjoyed car shows with her husband, and wine walks with all. She would lighten up everything and everyone with her loving and gentle soul, while teaching all about love, respect and kindness. Cindi and Paul owned and operated Lloyds Appliances in Bellville, Ill., for 13 years. Even through the most difficult times, her faith in God remained.
Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. Memorial Mass will be at 3:00 p.m. at Resurrection Church in Rochester. The celebration will continue at the Eagles Club following Mass.
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My deepest sympathy to Paul. Ed, Robert and all of Cindi's loved ones. I was so sad to learn of her illness and passing. Over our lifetime friendship, months and even years would go by, but whenever we would see each other it was like no time had passed at all. I was blessed to have such a friend.
I went to Mayo High school with Cindi. Somehow in 10th grade we managed to be in the same classes all day except for one. We sat next to each other in every class and we became good friends. We had a ball together in school. Cindi was a nice person and pretty funny too. I have lots of good memories of high school because Cindi was such a good friend. After high school I moved to Colorado and eventually we lost track of each other. God bless you Cindi and my condolences to the family.
Deb Jensen Lake Havasu, AZ
So sorry for you, Paul, and your family. Cindi was such a sweet soul. I'm glad we got to hug her before she left.