Passing of Edward Cikuth

Edward George Cikuth (77) was born on June 19, 1939 in Watsonville, California to George and Mildred (Ivy) Cikuth. He passed away on February 25, 2017 at Marquis Shasta in Redding, California after a brief illness.

Ed went to work with the California Department of Forestry after high school. He worked for them for 15 years and rose to the level of Capitan. He was also employed with George and Phillips Trucking, Amatek, and Shasta Redi-Mix until he retired in 2002. “Fast Eddie” was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. He particularly loved to ride on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and at the El Mirage Dry Lake in Southern California. He was a great story teller and told some of his best in Utah with “The Bend in the Road Gang”.

He is predeceased by his parents George and Mildred.

He is survived by Marie his wife of 53 years, his sons Daniel and Jeffrey, and many extended family and friends in Watsonville, Redding, and beyond.

At his request no services are planned.


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Published in Redding Record Searchlight on Mar. 2, 2017- See more at:


Bob Cole wrote:


This appeared in today’s Redding Record Searchlight.

Ed was my first ‘Forestry Foreman’ back in 1968, in the

old San Mateo Ranger Unit.

Ed was definitely a ‘unique’ individual.

One of the old stories regarded his ‘slipping through the

cracks’ and taking and passing the written Foreman’s

(now Captains) test, when he was a 17 or 18 year old

seasonal FF.   He didn’t quite make it through the oral.


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