Cynthia "Cyndee" Viel
1948 - 2021
Viel, Cynthia "Cyndee" Kalamazoo, Michigan Cynthia "Cyndee" K. Viel, age 73 of Kalamazoo, went to Heaven on September 22, 2021. She was born April 29, 1948, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Chris and Esther (Temple) Kamminga. Cyndee was a 1966 graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School. In 8th grade, Cyndee began dating Rick Viel and they were married August 24, 1968, at Stetson Chapel. Over the years, Cyndee worked as a copywrite at an advertising agency and as a secretary at North Christian School. She was the activity director at Ridgeview Nursing Home and later Friendship Village. Cyndee was the happiest when she was working with kids. She served as the Children's Ministry Director at her church, Third Christian Reformed. She also poured her heart into her role as the Kid's Hope Director where she established a mentorship program with Winchell School. For this work, she was honored with a plaque hanging in the school. Her family includes her husband, Rick Viel; her children: Matt (Jen) Viel and Mindy (Rob) Sutton; her grandchildren: James Viel, Seth Viel, Elana Sutton, Jaiden Sutton, and Liam Sutton; her sisters, Sandy (Carl) Gronsman and Kris Ligman; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM, at Third Christian Reformed Church, 2400 Winchell Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cyndee may be made to Kid's Hope USA. Please visit Cyndee's personalized online guestbook at Cyndee wanted the final words of this obituary to say "She loved Jesus and Jesus loved her". And anyone who knew her, would wholeheartedly agree.

Published by Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Memorial service
Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Sponsored by The Family.
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My condolences to Cyndee´s family. Many great high school memories. What a testimony Cyndee had and her compassion and testimony will live on.
Pat Feenstra (Koetje)
September 26, 2021
Well done my friend! Jesus is proud of your testimony and the seeds you planted for Him. You will be missed, but our Hope is in the Lord and I will be seeing you again! All my love and thanks.
Michelle Jones and current/former Winchell 1st graders
September 26, 2021
She was simply a gem. I will miss her. I know she is well taken care if though.
Karen Strobel
September 26, 2021
To: Rick Viel and family. We offer this gift to honor the life of our beloved Cyndee in support of the Kids organization that she loved. May God be with each of you during this difficult time. Gary Ligman
Gary Ligman
September 26, 2021
I´m so glad I saw the two of you when you stopped by the school. Cyndee will be greatly missed by all of us. Hugs to Rick and the family.
Suzann Middleton
September 26, 2021
Our sympathies to you,Rick and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Dean and Carolyn VanderMeulen
September 24, 2021
Praying that God will continue the work you began with these dear children. Your joy and love for Gods little ones will be gravely missed. You were a blessing and joy to our family until we meet again in heaven. Your sister in love, Sheri
Sheri Haley
September 24, 2021
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