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Rolf Cyliax, 81, of Westline Drive, passed from this life Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Cyliax was an engineer at Cummins Engine Company, retiring in 1987 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed photography.
In keeping with Mr. Cyliax's wishes, cremation is planned. Family and friends may gather for a time of visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. There will be no funeral service.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Bartholomew County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1088, Columbus, IN 47202. Cards are also available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the Cyliax family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Born in Cologne, Germany, June 16, 1931, Mr. Cyliax was the son of Kurt and Herta Steinmuller Cyliax. He married Margret Shtrottkamper in 1959. She preceded him in death in April 2007.
Survivors include sons, Jim (Beth) Cyliax of Brownstown and Ingo (Jessica) Cyliax of Sacramento, CA; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Huffman of Columbus; and grandchildren, Eric, India and Jensen Cyliax and Kaisha, Lucie, Albert, Roman and Alex Cyliax.
Mr. Cyliax was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.