Richard Gene Cypher

Richard Gene Cypher Cedar, MI Formerly of Suttons Bay and Grand Ledge Richard (Dick) Gene Cypher, age 85 died peacefully the morning of May 11, 2013 in Traverse City. He was the son of Gerald and Edith Cypher, born May 25, 1927. Once grown into a handsome young man, he fell in love and married Kathleen Rose Dobson his loving and devoted wife of 49 years. The union produced four offspring, Gary Richard (Christine), Timothy Alan (Mary Egan McGlynn), Gregory Thomas and Karen Marie. The legacy continues with his ten grandchildren (Matt, Jackie, Molly, Roger and Ross. Griffin and Erinn. Sara and Ben. Brandi.) and seven great grandchildren. He loved and treated all with the same kind heart and love as only Pipi / Grandpa could. Other loves of his life were Trinity Episcopal Church in Grand Ledge of which he was an active member for over 50 years and most recently the Suttons Bay Congregational Church where he continually found the love and strength of God. He served in the United States Army at West Point and received a World War II Victory Medal. He retired from the Michigan State Police as a very meticulous tailor and previously owned Ken Hicks Men's stores. Other passions after retirement were antiquing and specializing in the renovation of old light fixtures. He will be remembered as a generous man that provided well for his family and instilled good values. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Greg, one great grandchild and brother Ronald. The family would like to extend a special heart felt thank you to the Wurm family for their dedicated care of our father for over ten years. A Celebration of Richard's life with a Memorial Eucharist will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Thursday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. with visitation occurring one hour before the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery followed by a light lunch. If you so wish, contributions may be made to a in Richard's name. The family is being serviced by Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City. www.lifestorynet.com

Funeral Home

Life Story Funeral Home
752 Munson Avenue Traverse City, MI 49686

Published in Lansing State Journal from May 18 to May 19, 2013