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Paul Earl Cyr

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Paul Cyr, 96, of Ironwood, passed away with his family by his side on July 18, 2023.

He was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Paul William and Agnes Gertrude (Granger) Cyr.

Paul was a man of many interests, including belonging to the boxing club at Cretin High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he won the Golden Gloves tournament. He was also a Boy Scouts leader and president of the PTA at Roosevelt School in Ironwood Township, and was involved in the bowling league, a caller for square dancing, as well as an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.

A hard-working man, he worked as a general works utility worker at the White Pine mine for 20 years. He also worked for 15 years at the "family" business, the Wilbert vault company.

He was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy working as a coxswain and boatswain's mate on the USS Rockwell.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, Paul Cyr Sr. and Agnes Cyr; as well as his sister, Peggy Schmitt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Joan Carroll (LaClair) Cyr; sister, LaDonna (Cyr) Kleven; sons, John, Gary and Brian (Ann) Cyr; daughter, Paula (Cyr) Kevin Schluck; grandchildren, Marie, Tracy (David), Jenifer, Kristen, Rebecca, Jody (Brad), Megan (Jay), Jeremy, Derrick (Laura), and Shane (Lynn); great-grandchildren, Jesse, Jack, Elizabeth, Joshua, Benjamin, Ruth, Susannah, Verity, Honoree, Kindred, Caleb, Ava, Camden, Beauden, Watson, Soren, Calder, Dakota and Tate; great-great-grandchildren, Bria, Ben, Lemmy, Petra and Kyle; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him very much.

The family would like to thank the VA for many years of excellent support for Paul. We also want to thank Avanti Home Health, Regional Hospice Services, and the Aspirus Health Network.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Paul's legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at

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