James Cichocki, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and uncle passed away on March 10, 2021 at the age of 70 in West Monroe LA. Jim was born in Milwaukee, WI, attended St. Augustine’s School, Boys Tech HS and joined the Air Force after graduation. His father and uncles, as well as one son, had all served in the military. While in the Air Force in Louisiana he met and married Sandra Purvis and they had 2 wonderful sons – James Scott and Kenneth Greg. The light of his life was his lovely granddaughter Kylie Bre. He thought the world of her and of his two sons Scott, an RN and Kenny a Pastor. He was ever so proud of his family.
Jim worked for the KCS Railroad for 35 years and retired in 2009. Jim will be remembered for his creative sense of humor, outstanding recall of historical events and historical trivia, and his quick wit. Jim enjoyed his hobbies of old cars, country music, Elvis, coffee shops, shooting the breeze and being a friend. He was always there to help anyone when he was needed. Jim’s generosity even extended to attempting to donate his remains for research at LSU – Louisiana State University. Jim will be joining Katherine and his parents Norb and Grace Cichocki in heaven.
Jim will always be in our hearts and our minds. He leaves behind his wife Sandra, sons James Scott and wife Tina, and Kenneth Greg and wife Kayla; and granddaughter Kylie Bre. Jim’s family in Wisconsin includes sisters Kathleen Lillegren and husband Peter, Susan Weber and husband Dave; nieces and nephews Jaclyn Martin, Kelly Whoppert, Michael Weber, Steven Weber and Julie Lillegren Olivas; and many great nieces and nephews. Jim was a friend to many people. The family extends a special thank you to Danny Savana who was always there for Jim after his stroke.
Celebrations of his life will be held later when we can all gather safely, both in Louisiana and in Wisconsin. Please check with www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com in about one month for service details.
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