OTSEGO, Mich. (WOOD) – Mayor Otsego has died after a brief battle with a rare and dangerous neurodegenerative disease.

Cindy Trobeck died Monday morning, the city said post on Facebook.

“She leaves behind a legacy of friendship, community service and love for Otsego,” the city wrote.

The city said she was the first female mayor of Acega to be elected to the post in 2016. It added that she also participated in the local United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, the City Center Development Office and other organizations.

“Cindy has left a giant imprint in the city of Acega, which will last for many years,” – said in a message on Facebook. “The city of Asega is the best place thanks to Cindy Trobeck.”

The town said Trobak was Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare disease that attacks the brain. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says it progresses rapidly and always leads to death.

The family reported News 8 in February, that Trobeck first fell ill in December when she began to lose her sight. Symptoms worsened and included tremor, high blood pressure and eventually seizures. In February she was transferred to the intensive care unit.

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