Obit: Cypher, James A. (1931 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Adams, Cypher, Danen, Frankovich, Hartwig, Kauer, Lichtl, Ocken, Pernsteiner, Piitz, Roguski, Stefancin, Swenson, Thums, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/04/2015

Cypher, James A. (2 DEC 1931 - 29 MAY 2015)

James A. Cypher, 83, of the town of Deer Creek, died Friday, May 29 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past four days.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1931 in the town of Deer Creek to the late, William J. and Bernadine M. (Danen) Cypher.

He attended town of Deer Creek and Stetsonville elementary schools.

His marriage to Marilyn C. Kauer, who survives, took place on Feb. 12, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville.

After his education he served in the Medford National Guard until later enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked in Milwaukee at Allis Chalmers for a period of time. He worked as a mechanic for Stetsonville Oil Co. and as a sheet metal worker at Stetsonville Hardware for periods of time. He worked with his son and daughter at Cypher Electric & Heating until retirement in April of 2003.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Landua-Jensen American Legion, Medford; Catholic Order of Foresters; and a past member of the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion, Stetsonville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Dennis (JoAnn) Cypher of Medford, Dawn (Kenneth) Frankovich of Larkspur, Col., Debra (Dennis) Lichtl of Medford, Duane (April Thums) Cypher of Medford; foster daughter, Rhonda (Jerome) Roguski of Milford, Neb.; two sisters, Agnes Pernsteiner of Medford and Jeanette (Jerry) Adams of Woodruff; six grandchildren, Jane (Sam) Swenson, Jesse Cypher, K. Tyler Frankovich, James Frankovich, Alex Lichtl and Andrea (Jason) Hartwig; and three foster grandchildren, Jed (Andrea) Roguski, Debbie (Bill) Ocken and Jolean (Brian) Piitz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Edward, Jerome, Raymond, Kenneth, Norbert and David Cypher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either the Medford Flag Field, Never Forgotten Honor Flight, or any local veteran’s organization.

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