Cynthia Mierzwa (nee Krutul), age 61 of Valparaiso, IN. Passed away on November 10, 2013 in a small plane crash in the Bahamas. Dear daughter of Ann Krutul. Loving mother of Marisa (Mierzwa) Balmer and Abe Mierzwa. Fond grandmother of Jake, Tyler and Thurston. Dear companion to Kent Hill. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cyndy is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Krutul. She worked as a home health nurse for Loving Care Agency and was a neonatal nurse for various south suburban hospitals for over 40 years. Cyndy loved spending time with family, vacationing and playing golf and tennis.Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 12 P.M. until time of service at 6 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Information 708-672-7600.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to March of Dimes for premature births.