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  • Mon September 24 2012
  • Posted Sep 24, 2012
John Edward Cisar, Jr., 50, died suddenly Thursday, September 20, 2012, while cycling near Adel. He was born October 3, 1961, to John and Claudia Cisar in Omaha, Nebraska.

John graduated from Omaha South High School, and attended Iowa State University where he studied Information Technology. He worked many years for the City of Des Moines and most recently for Greenstar America Recycling, both in the IT department.

John was a true thespian and was a member of the Comedy Xperiment Improv Troupe. He co-founded the Incoherent Theater Company and wrote, produced, and starred in a British trilogy called Nigel and Bridgett. John appeared in several plays at the Des Moines Playhouse including Escanaba N Da Moonlight and was a guest performer for Central College in the leading role in Murdered to Death.

John was an avid bicyclist. He participated in numerous RAGBRAIs and once rode his bicycle to Canada. John also enjoyed baking his own bread and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Caitlin Cisar; step-children, Cecelia and Cody McGinn; parents, John and Claudia Cisar; sister, Debbie (Greg) Marzullo; niece, Kylee Marzullo; Abbey the beagle; and many beloved friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Family will greet friends 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

As we all understandably grieve the tragic loss of our beloved Husband, Father and Friend John, he would want us to remember him for the life and deep love he brought to everyone he knew, and he would want everyone left behind to go forth and while never forgetting to continue on our journeys here, he would want for all of us “To Live Long and Prosper.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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