William A. Cyr, 90, of Lafayette, passed away in his home on Monday, November 20, 2017.
He was born on July 16, 1927 in Fowler to the late Albert and Josephine (Thise) Cyr.
William graduated from Fowler High School and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served from 1944 to 1946.
On February 20, 1950, he married Norma Arseneau at St. Mary's Church in Beaverville, Illinois and she survives.
William owned and operated Cyr Plumbing & Heating for 59 years and worked for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 157 for 59 years.
He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette and St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid, Florida. William was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, 40 & 8, a lifetime member of the Navy Club of USA, and Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association. He served as President for several years of the Navy Club and served as Director of the Conservation Elks Club.
William enjoyed cooking, vegetable gardening, canning, fishing, and boating. For the last 25 years William and Norma spent their winters in Stuart, FL or Lake Placid, FL.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Cyr of Lafayette; his children, Jeffrey (Jane) Cyr, Maurie Cyr, Cyrena (Jim) Westfall, Perri Cyr, and Dr. Daphene (Jay) Koch; and his sisters, Janice Schiff, Beatrice Wagner, Carol Spahr, and Sharon Boroski. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Danielle (Chad) Williams, Jake (Amber) Westfall, and Jessie Westfall and his great grandchildren, Clay and Eli Williams and Brayden and Bailey Westfall.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Jason Westfall; and sisters, Jackie O'Connor, Beverly McClatchey, and Patty Ann Cyr.
William's family would like to thank IU Arnett and Homecare Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care with special thanks to Dr. Kurt Schleck and Lisa with IU Arnett and Christy, Christy, and Diana with Home Instead for their excellent care.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Mary's Cathedral from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral with Father Neterer officiating. Entombment will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Cathedral or to Riley Hospital Cancer Research in loving memory of William.