Paul R. Cyrier, 85

Paul R. CyrierPaul R. Cyrier of Cedarburg died peacefully on Nov. 6 after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 23, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., he was the only child of Paul and Dorothy Cyrier. He spent his childhood in LaPorte, Ind. Paul married Dorothy (Dottie) Griffith on Dec. 27, 1952. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy before returning to LaPorte to start his career and family. Paul was employed by Allis-Chalmers (later Simplicity Manufacturing) as a draftsman. His career took him to Wisconsin and South Carolina, then back to Wisconsin in 1972. Paul and Dottie raised two daughters, Paula and Kathy.

Paul was preceded in death by Dottie in 1988. He married Rosa Knudson on Dec. 28, 1990. Together they blended their families, including Rosaís sons Duane, Dean, David and daughter Lynn. They have 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Paul enjoyed playing sports, including baseball, softball, golf and bowling, and was an avid fan of all Wisconsin teams.

Paul is survived by wife Rosa, daughters Paula (Bill) Donahue, Kathy (Glen) McClune and Lynn (John) Cammareri, sons Duane (Lois) Knudson, Dean (Patty) Knudson and David (Kary) Knudson.

Paulís grandchildren remember him as a kind, gentle man. His loving presence and support of his family and friends will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at N60 W6047 Columbia Road, followed by a reception at the church. Mueller Funeral Home is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit