Jim Cichocki
May 3, 1950 - March 10, 2021
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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,…

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Alvina Thomas left a message on April 6, 2021:
Mr. Jim was a loving friend and neighbor. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed, but his spirit lives on. I pray for comfort and peace for his family. Alvina Thomas
Grace and Norb left a message on March 16, 2021:
Welcome Home, our dearest son. We've missed you and have been looking forward to being with you again. You finally made it - Remember, life is merely a blink of the eye. Pain and suffering are a distant memory now aren't they. It's so much better here, Jimmy, and we're so pleased to be together again. We've always loved you.
Rob and Jackie Martin left a message on March 15, 2021:
In memory of Jim Cichocki, Rob and Jackie Martin lit a candle
Julie Olivas left a message on March 15, 2021:
In memory of Jim Cichocki, Julie Olivas lit a candle
Julie Olivas left a message on March 15, 2021:
Every year that Uncle Jimmy came up to Wisconsin was like an endless party for the whole family. You could always count on numerous get-togethers at different relatives' houses over the course of his visit, special peanut butter ice cream sandwiches made just for Uncle Jimmy's arrival by his sister, Aunt Sue, warm summer nights talking outside on the front step at Grandma and Grandpa Cichocki's house as the streetlights turned on and the scent of Jim's cigarette wafted in the air. Uncle Jimmy was the life of the party, a warm and welcoming presence, and so loved by all of us. He certainly was the cool uncle to all of us kids. He always had a camcorder nearby when he was in town – he must have made countless shaky home videos over the course of his visits, which was always a running joke about his steadiness while recording. Honestly, sometimes those videos looked like a midwest rendition of the Blair Witch Project the way the camera would bounce around or get out of focus leaving the viewer damn near with motion sickness. I remember always wishing he lived closer and wondering what it would be like to have an uncle nearby, but was always happy to at least see him during those summer visits... Time has a way of getting away from you, and before you know it life as you once knew it is much different from what you subconsciously counted on as always being that way in the present moment. Those summer get-togethers with Uncle Jimmy now live in my mind as fond memories of some of the best moments together as a family. And while time changes everything and no moment or person lives forever, those memories can withstand the test of time as long as you let them. Here's to you, Uncle Jimmy, and the fond memories you've given us to reminisce on. We're lucky to have known you and be a part of your life. Rest easy. We love you.
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Jackie Martin left a message on March 15, 2021:
Uncle Jimmy was certainly “one of a kind.” He was definitely one of the “favorite uncles.” Ever since we were little, we (the Weber kids) looked forward to seeing him every summer. He drove up from Louisiana every summer since I can remember up until about 5 years ago when his back pain became severe and he couldn’t drive. He was always so chill. You could always find him hanging with the guys on the patio with either a cigarette or a beer just talking, telling stories, and laughing- in that southern accent. It was Uncle Jimmy that introduced us to Elvis. He was surprised that at like the age of 5 or 6 that I didn’t know who he was. Uncle Jimmy would say, “he’s only the greatest singer and the king of rock n roll.” From that day forward, we became very familiar with Elvis, and learned the majority of his songs so we were prepared when Uncle Jimmy came to town. For decades, Uncle Jimmy was always the guy walking around with a video camera. Thank God he videotaped mine and Rob’s wedding ☺ it really is our only copy of a perfect day. When he wasn’t here over summer he would send videos of what he was doing down in Louisiana with Scott and Kenny. He talked about them regularly when he came up and when Kylie came into the picture; I can’t agree more that she was certainly a spark in his eye. He did love old cars and was impressed when my daughter could name all the presidents in order. Uncle Jimmy will be missed sooo much. It is heartbreaking knowing we won’t see him again, or he hasn’t had the opportunity to meet my son. His memories will certainly live on with us in our hearts forever.
Pete Lillegren left a message on March 14, 2021:
I'm going to miss you, buddy. We had great conversations about baseball (especially the Yankees), watching the Saints and the Packers football games together long distance, hearing about your train stories, and just shooting the breeze. Jim always had his video camera with him, preserving the family's memories. We would send Jim newspaper articles of things he remembered from his days in Milwaukee, big events, or elections. Jim had a whole collection of them. Scott, I hope you don't mind my quoting you here ,,,"All of the newspapers he saved over the years...he's finally in one of them." We'll be sure to save that one! Love you, Jim. Pete
Kathy Cichocki Lillegren left a message on March 13, 2021:
Oh my dear brother. My heart is broken; and yet I get comfort in thinking that you are now with our mom and dad; and you're back to being your lively old self. You've left us with a ton of memories, your humor, your caring, even country music of George Jones. You made your mark on the world and your legacy is a rich one - sons Kenny and Scott who you loved and were so proud of - the joy of your Granddaughter Kylie Bre, as well as welcoming daughters-in-law Kayla and Tina into your family. I love you Jim. To say we will miss you would be an understatement. And Sandra - we can never thank you enough for all you did for Jim.
Pete and Kathy Lillegren left a message on March 13, 2021:
In memory of Jim Cichocki, Pete and Kathy Lillegren lit a candle
Chris wells left a message on March 13, 2021:
Hate to hear this..I worked with him some in monroe...I was forced away from home in Jackson ms. To work as an engineer out of bossier city...I hardly knew anyone and was away from my family...Jim was good to me made me feel welcome and made me smile and laugh
Rob Martin left a message on March 13, 2021:
Jim was a highlight at any party. I would imitate his southern drawl and we would crack each other up. He was always light, and I will miss him very very much. Good hospitality made anyone feel at ease. God speed uncle Jimmy. Y’all keep on smilin uppere!
Susan Weber left a message on March 13, 2021:
Thanks for all the fun times big brother and all the wonderful memories. I will miss you. Gone, but never forgotten.
Lee Musgrove left a message on March 13, 2021:
Jim never failed to put a smile on my face. He was the kind of person that you just loved being around. Heaven got a good this time for sure. RIP buddy
Frances Carson left a message on March 12, 2021:
Paul and I are so sorry. We enjoyed your friendship when you were our neighbor for many years. We pray for the family to feel peace as he is now made whole and in the presence of God.
Brock Harris left a message on March 11, 2021:
For Jim's family, thank you for trusting me with his nursing care over the last two years. "Jimmy James", as I affectionately called him, taught me that life may deal you a tough situation, but it's up to you to keep smiling and remain positive. My man did just that until he departed. He loved you all very much and spoke of you daily. I'm going to miss him (he was literally one of a kind!), but he lives on in the memories of everyone who knew him. Rest well, my patient -- my pal Jim.
David W McLaughlin left a message on March 11, 2021:
Good bye old buddy!!! I'm going to miss you!
Sandra cichocki left a message on March 11, 2021:
We miss you
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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