William “Willy” J. Cigan, 72, of Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette, was called home to be with his heavenly father Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Chippewa County, to Betty (Baumgartner) and Peter Cigan. He attended Chippewa Falls schools, and during his summers in high school, traveled to Great Falls, Montana, to work on a ranch. He loved the freedom and the beauty of the mountains. In 1977, he married Corinna Goriesky, and they resided in Chippewa Falls, where he worked for Fehr Concrete for over 20 years and owned and operated his own Peterbilt Truck. He then started his own business, A-1 Tree Service, into which he poured his heart and soul. He befriended many customers and employees over the years and could be found in good conversation.
Bill enjoyed traveling with family to see new country throughout the U.S., ATV riding and wildlife viewing, deer hunting, fishing, downhill skiing and just being outdoors amongst the quiet of nature. He was a loving father, who put his children before all else, no matter what the cost; they will miss him dearly. He will be remembered for being an honest, generous, hard-working, likeable, gentle and lighthearted guy with a heart of gold.
He had a tender relationship with his grandchildren and visited and called them often.
He is survived by his wife, Corinna; three children, Phillip J. Cigan of Cardiff, United Kingdom, Paul Wm. Cigan of Hayward and Katrina M. (Jesse) Olichwier of Chippewa Falls; three grandchildren, Landon, Aspen and Liberty Grace; siblings, Martha “Marty” (Rod) Raatz of Jim Falls, Mary Denning of Chippewa Falls, Mike (Linda) Cigan, Nick (Jackie) Cigan, all of Chippewa Falls; and his beloved dog, Matilda, which made them “Tilly and Willy.” He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marie Yeager; brothers, George and Greg Cigan; and a nephew, Jason Denning.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family. Please share your memories and condolences online at pedersonvolker.com.