Carl E. Cyr, 71, of McPherson, entered eternal rest at 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
Carl was born on May 18, 1941, in Como (rural Clyde), the son of Lena E. (Biery) and Clarence E. Cyr.
Carl attended the elementary schools near Como, Mulberry and Morganville. He attended and graduated from Clay Center High School in 1959. He attended Washburn University, Topeka.
Carl was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of McPherson and was a former member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Marion. He was baptized on Oct. 25, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph.
Carl started working for his brother Everett as a custom harvester. He worked for several service stations in Topeka prior to working for International Harvester as a assistant parts manager. Carl was transferred to the Tekamah, Neb., store and was its parts manager. Carl moved to Marion and began working for Hesston Corporation in the parts department until it closed. Carl then worked for AGCO Corp., Hesston, and was in the stock room and receiving and retired as the inventory systems technician.
Carl is a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 5222, McPherson where he served as recorder; a 4th degree member of Father David Cushing Assembly No. 2964 in Hutchinson, serving as faithful navigator from July 2010 to June 2012, and was a member of St. Joseph's Legion of Mary.
Carl E. Cyr was united in marriage to Anne L. Patry on Aug. 5, 1967, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Florence. Anne died on June 22, 2003.
He is survived by his children, James E. Cyr and his wife Dainne, of Marion, Pamela Webber, of Marion, and Patricia Cyr, of Hillsboro; his siblings, Gayle Cyr and his wife Ann, of Topeka, and Jane Liby, of Triplett, Mo.; his six grandchildren Emily Cyr, Nathan Cyr, Cooper Cyr, Derrick Ratzloff, Shonda Ratzloff, and Sara Webber; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Anne; and brothers Everett and Clarence “Laverne” Cyr.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, with Rosary to follow at 4:15 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating.
The final resting place will be in the McPherson Cemetery McPherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Joseph's Catholic Building Fund or food for the Poor or Kansas for Life in memory of Carl and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.