About Cindy

Cynthia Asplund Mitchell was born January 24, 1953, the daughter of a local physician.  She graduated from Bloomer High School in 1971.  She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing and graduated in 1975.  She taught swimming in Bloomer, during her high school years, and continued during college.  She married a Milwaukee pediatrician, Dr. Mark Mitchell in 1977.  She was the mother of two children, Eric and Julia.

After graduation from nursing school, Cindy worked in a number of Milwaukee hospitals.  She gradually worked her way into the teaching field, as a pediatric nursing instructor.  She earned a Master’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and became an associate professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  In 1980, Cindy became ill with multiple myeloma cancer.  She succombed, at the age of 33, to her disease on November 9, 1986, after many forms of treatment, including a bone marrow transplant.  Cindy was a gregarious, warm, human being.  She would be pleased to have her memorial touch the lives of more people in medicine, as she did in life.