Carl Ray Dyball, age 78, of Fairfield passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, February 12, 2021 at Aperion Care in Fairfield.
Carl was born in Fairfield on August 4, 1942 to Robert and Bessie (Rush) Dyball. Carl was disabled and back then there were very few options for any kind of education, so his mother started a school for children like Carl until the public school systems developed special education classes. He was able to attend Merriam school for a while. He was also able to attend a workshop for young adults in which his mother created. This later became the Career Development Center we have today. Carl’s parents decided to have a home built where special needs adults could live and be helped with their day-to-day activities. Carl lived in various homes until the Dyball Sunshine Home was completed just off Enterprise Road in Fairfield. Many families were helped through this wonderful facility. Carl resided at the Dyball Sunshine Home as well as at a Cilia Home (Fenney Cottage) in Fairfield until his health warranted Aperion Care. Carl was baptized at the First General Baptist Church, now called Real Life Church on outer west Delaware Street and he thoroughly loved watching cowboy movies.
Carl is survived by his beloved sister, Carolyn, and husband Ralph Bergstrom of Rockford and three very dear nephews, Todd and wife Barbara Bergstrom of Fairview, North Carolina, Roger and wife Peggy Bergstrom of Roscoe and Eric Bergstrom of Chicago as well as many special cousins in the area. Preceding Carl in death were his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Koontz Cemetery south of Fairfield. The family asks that all attending please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Real Life Church for a living tribute to be planted in Carl's memory and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Nale's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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