Donald F. CyrOctober 4, 1921 – July 6, 2004
Donald F. Cyr of Yorkville, Ill., formerly of Aurora, Ill., and Carbondale, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his residence. He was 82.He was born October 4, 1921, in Aurora, Ill.He served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as a salesman and eventually as president of Aurora Redi-Mix. He continued his career as a salesman with Material Service Corp. For several years he had his own business, Cyr Fur Farm. Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois, nee Seabrooke; children David (Betty Anne) Cyr of Lombard, Ill., Elaine (Jeff) Burns of South Bend, Ind., Leslie (Michael) Franzen of Sheridan, Ind., Donald J. (Cindy) Cyr of Yorkville, Ill., Dennis (Georgia) Cyr of Aurora, Ill., Corinne (Jerome) Shackelford of Aurora, Ill., Louise Cyr of Mundubbera, Australia, and Lt. Cmdr. Phillip (Debbie) Cyr, U.S.N., of Washington, D.C.; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings Lorette Cyr, Lt. Col. Raymond Cyr (USAF retired), Abbot David Cyr OSB and Paula (Charles) Becker. He will be greatly missed.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Edgar J. Cyr Jr.Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 406 Walnut St. in Yorkville, Ill.The Funeral Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Yorkville, celebrated by Abbot David Cyr OSB.Cremation was accorded the wishes of the family followed by entombment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.Arrangements are entrusted to the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. and Cremation Services in Oswego, Ill.Arrangements are entrusted to the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. and Cremation Services in Oswego, Ill.
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