Cindy Ellen Marean
Cindy Ellen Marean

October 30, 1958 - March 13, 2024
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Cindy Ellen Marean, 65, West Des Moines, Iowa died Wednesday, March 13, 2024 surrounded by her extended and supportive family. Cindy was born October 30, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ernest James & Helen Suzanne (Trochuck) Blaisdell. Upon finishing her education at Valley High School she was an IT Specialist with Holmes Murphy Insurance for over 33 years. She was a member of West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752 for over 8 years. Cindy was also a member of the Bow Wow Hot International Bike Club and Team Wasted Motion Cycling Club.

Spending time with family and friends for a hearty meal and wine were anticipated events. Cindy’s love for all her animals was a big part of her life. She enjoyed running, biking, volleyball, and snow skiing. Cindy even played the flute and accordion.

Survivors include husband Kevin Marean, daughter Jennifer Hochstein, grandson Zac (Alana) Ross, sisters Lois (Marion) Kruzich, Paula Smith, and Debbie (Paul) Stocker, step-sons Jared (Heidi), Kelly (Amanda), & Lee (Kelsey) Marean, granddaughters Emery, Avery, Aletta, & Natalee Marean. She was preceded in death by her parents Helen & Jim Blaisdell, sister Karen Johnson, nephew Jimmy Kruzich, mother & father in-law Don & Polly Marean.

Cindy’s family will greet friends on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm at Iles Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00am Friday, March 22nd 2024 at Dunn’s with a procession to follow for burial at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines. A Celebration of Life after interment will be at the West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752, 2060 NW 94th Street, Clive, Iowa 50325.

Memorials in Cindy’s honor may be directed to CurePSP, Mercy One Hospice Care or Family.






Iles Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, March 21, 2024
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Iles Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, March 22, 2024
11:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, March 22, 2024
1:00 PM


Mercy Home Hospice
1055 6th Avenue; Suite 200
Des Moines, IA US 50314
CurePSP Foundation
325 Hudson Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York USA 10013
"CurePSP is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the awareness, care and cure for three neurodegenerative diseases: progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). As a catalyst for new treatments and a cure, we establish important partnerships and fund critical research. Through our advocacy and support efforts, we enhance education, care delivery and quality of life for people living with PSP, CBD and MSA and their families. Science, community and hope are at the heart of CurePSP’s mission and all of our services. CurePSP is a registered 501(c)(3) charity within the United States (Federal Employer ID Number: 52-1704978). Our work is possible thanks to the generosity and support of those in our community and beyond."