675 N. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
Born: Sunday, December 1, 1946
Passed: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
12/6/2016 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am
St. Mark Lutheran Church
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Craig Morgan Dyer 1946-2016 passed away surrounded by loved ones at St. Mary's / Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN after a sudden lung illness related to his kidney transplant in 2015. Craig was born December 1, 1946 in Rockford; the son of Verne and Gunhild (Carlson) Dyer. He was a 1964 graduate of Harlem High School and continued his collegiate studies at Rock Valley College and Rockford College. Craig married his high school sweetheart and homecoming queen Victoria Sundly in 1967. Prior to their marriage Craig enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska. It was in Anchorage that Craig and Vicki welcomed their son and only child Christopher in October of 1969. Upon return to Rockford, Craig was employed at Elco Industries, Amerock and retired from Viking Chemical in 2013 after 13 years.
Among the many ways Craig showed his kind and caring heart was through service as a 30-year member of Rockford Evening Lion's Club, serving multiple terms as president and cabinet member. He also served for several years on the board of directors for the Center for Sight & Hearing in Rockford,
Craig was a loving husband of 49 years to Vicki, "big brother" to sister Sue Sallmen and role model to son Christopher. He was a proud grandfather and would travel often to spend time at the lake with Ione and Emma or a quick trip to Madison for a soccer game or golf match.
His kind and helpful spirit will always be remembered and served as compass and mentor to many.
Craig is survived by his wife Vicki; son, Christopher (Heather); grandchildren Ione and Emma; sister Susan. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father in-law, Ben and Evelyn.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford with Rev. Dr. Mark Hagen officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to Rockford Evening Lion's Club, I/C of Dyer Family or St. Mark Lutheran Church.