Valentine Czypera, 82, of Sidney, died Feb. 4, 2003, in Sidney.
He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Ludz, Poland. He married Carmen Bauer in Joliet, Ill., in 1959. During his working years, he was a quality control manager for the automotive industry. He served in the Royal English Air Force and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Irene Jacobson of Mount Pleasant; a son, Richard Czypera of Grand Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren -- Tiana Jacobson, Keith Jacobson, Katie Jacobson, April Jacobson, Melissa Engvall and Tony Czypera; and a great-grandchild, Haley Engvall.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was Feb. 7 at Sharp Nursing Home with Father Devine officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home.