Cyril F. Whiteman

Cyril F. Whiteman

Cyril F. "Cy" Whiteman, 94, of Lafayette, passed away at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St. Elizabeth East. Born March 16, 1919 in Michigantown, IN, he was the son of the late Otho and Gaye (Venenian) Whiteman. Cy attended Knox College. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force.

Cy married Frances E. Clingenpeel on September 19, 1937 in Burlington, IN and she preceded him in death on October 14, 2000. He worked in the die shop at Alcoa for 37 years. He was a member of Congress Street Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, F & AM Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, Scottish Rite 143, and a life member of American Legion Post #11.

Surviving is his son Jerry L. Whiteman (wife, Karla) of Lake Charles, LA, his sister, Wilma Jean Gard of Jacksonville, FL, one grandchild, Aaron Whiteman (wife, Emily), and two great-grandchildren, Fletcher and Leona Whiteman. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Clarinda Crawford officiating. Entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-7302

Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2013