Carl J. Dyel, 93, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Friday, Oct. 15, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of Otto and Inez (Severns) Dyel. He married Louisa A. Richardson on May 18, 1941, in Perryville, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2003.
Carl was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a route salesman for Lewis Brothers Bakery (Bunny Bread, etc.). He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon.
He is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Pitchford and husband Larry of Marion and Kay Leathers and husband Bill of Centralia; seven grandchildren, Terry Pitchford, Jim Pitchford and wife Kristin, Robert Willis and wife Leigh, Richard Willis and wife Bridgett, Bill Leathers and wife Robin, RaDonna Buerk and husband Greg and Shannon Leathers; six great-grandchildren, Jake Willis, Elijah Buerk, Kelsey Pitchford, Nikki Savin, Tiffany Wilson and Ian Underwood; two brothers, Harry Dyel of Quincy and Bob Dyel and wife Carolyn of DuQuoin; sister-in-law, Dorothy Dyel-Tindle of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Marie Dyel and Mildred Fitts; one brother, Max Dyel; and sister-in-law, Virginia Dyel.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Phil Poe and the Rev. Paul Widicus officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Members of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Wesley United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.