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“Amy, My parents just told me about Carlyle. I'm so sorry about your loss. You and your kids are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 61 | Posted by: christine mcwhinney coats - IL

“Denise (Gunny)- through out a persons life people come into and go out of it, maybe they become friends for a lifetime, maybe they are just a part of...Read More »
2 of 61 | Posted by: Sherri (Crow) Lester - Viola, IL

“I have never heard a bad word about Carlyle,He was always smiling putting out his hand to shake every time we met,He will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 61 | Posted by: Joel Grafton - Orion, IL - Friend

“Amy, I just had to tell you how big of a smile I had when I seen you hop in that big red Ford, throw on them shades, rev that bad boy up, crank...Read More »
4 of 61 | Posted by: Jamie Green - Orion, IL


“I'm sorry to learn of your unexpected loss, Carlyle will be sadly missed. ”
6 of 61 | Posted by: Mark Galliart - Bloomington, IL

“We were so sorry to learn of your unexpected loss, Carlyle will be sadly missed. Phil & Cindy Laxton ”
7 of 61 | Posted by: Cindy Laxton - Coal Valley, IL

“Carlyle you have always been a good friend, I will cherish the memories! I am so sorry for all the families RIP Caryle ”
8 of 61 | Posted by: cathy walker - reynolds, IL

“I waited on Carlyle many times at BankOrion. He was always nice & we enjoyed a laugh now & then. But I remember Carlyle as a little boy. Our...Read More »
9 of 61 | Posted by: Anna Willett - Orion, IL

“Amy I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Missy ”
10 of 61 | Posted by: Michele (Hancock) Price - AL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,at this very difficult time in your life.Carlyle will be deeply missed,he was awonderful man and friend. ...Read More »
11 of 61 | Posted by: John & Shelly Sullivan - Joy, IL

“Carlyle was one of the most humble and friendly people we have known! He was a "creature of habit" and knew what he liked and how he liked it! ...Read More »
12 of 61 | Posted by: Justin & Jyni Seabloom - IL

“My thoughts and prayers to you and your family through your loss. ”
13 of 61 | Posted by: Tyrina Montgomery - San Diego, CA

“My condolences -- a far too early departure from this world. ”
14 of 61 | Posted by: Becky Bernard - Rock Island, IL

“My prayers go out to you and your children Amy, Jake, Theresa,Denice. My thoughts have been filled with so many stories of this awsome friend. He was...Read More »
15 of 61 | Posted by: Jeff Francis - Orion, IL - friend

“To the Grundstrom family,I was so sorry to hear about Carlyle's passing. I was one of his 1978 classmates. As you already know, he was sweet, kind...Read More »
16 of 61 | Posted by: Teri (Lund) Robers - Mesa, AZ

“he will be greatly missed by all please take comfort in knowing he will be smiling down on you. sending prayers and hugs your way . kandy ”
17 of 61 | Posted by: kandy overton - milan, IL

“I was very saddened to learn of Carlyle's passing. Please accept my sympathies; you are all in my prayers. Blessings. ”
18 of 61 | Posted by: Carma Albaugh - Moline, IL

“Amy and family ,jay and i want you to know that you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers . Jay wanted to be there so bad ,hes heartbroken...Read More »
19 of 61 | Posted by: jay and jackie kron - NC - friend

“You are in our thoughts and prayers!!! With Love, The Klauer family ”
20 of 61 | Posted by: Kristine, Tim, Jacob and Vince Klauer - IL

“I first met Carlyle when I was 16. I will miss him dearly. We had alot of good times and even got in some trouble together. He was someone I always...Read More »
21 of 61 | Posted by: Cindy Brereton - Geneseo, IL

“RIP Carlyle. You were one of the nicest people I ever met in my life.You had more energy than ten guys! Always on the go! You had the biggest...Read More »
22 of 61 | Posted by: Dennis Johnson - Moline, IL

“Carlyle was a really good guy. The best pump guy you can find. Amy and the children are really lucky to have him as husband and father. Love Linda &...Read More »
23 of 61 | Posted by: Linda & Joe Meirhaeghe - Orion, IL

“My sympathies to Carlyle's family. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. ”
24 of 61 | Posted by: Tammy McBee - Andover, IL

“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Chris Carlson and family ”
25 of 61 | Posted by: Chris Carlson - Orion, IL

“I am sadden to hear of Carlyle's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss my Friend. ”
26 of 61 | Posted by: Alvin Walker - Osco, IL - friend

“Wow , this still does not seem real, Carlyle has been a good friend and neighbor for many years, I have had lots of fun with him over the years and...Read More »
27 of 61 | Posted by: Daren Schnowske - Orion, IL

“grundstrom family, it came as a shock to us when we got an email from tina sharp about carlyle's passing over the weekend and the memories of him...Read More »
28 of 61 | Posted by: john and mandy crane - eldora, IA

“Theresa, Denise and Amy,I was so shocked when Pat told me about Carlyle. All I could think about was his friendly smile and driving those old...Read More »
29 of 61 | Posted by: Carla Sundeen Edstrom - Southport, NC

“Carlyle was the best brother that anyone could have asked for. Even when we were little, I can remember watching him grow up with his smile and red...Read More »
30 of 61 | Posted by: Theresa Grundstrom Owens - IL

31 of 61 | Posted by: STEVE JOHNSON / KAMPER KORNER - IA

“I am so sorry for your loss! Carlyle was an incredible person and will be missed by all. My prayers are with your family during this trying time. ”
32 of 61 | Posted by: Heather Woolley - Orion, IL

“I will miss u asking me to play convoy for u and where is Bowens. ”
33 of 61 | Posted by: Nicole lees - Orion, IL - Friend

“You will be missed by alot of friends ...had alot of good time with you and Dean..I'm gonna miss you buddy! ”
34 of 61 | Posted by: Jason Larson - Moline, IL

“The class of '78 has lost a great friend, way too soon. Carlyle was an amazing person with a wonderful smile. Our condolences to Amy and to his...Read More »
35 of 61 | Posted by: Dave and Laura (Albaugh) Brewer - IL

“The family has our deepest sympathies & prayers to everyone during this difficult time. ”
36 of 61 | Posted by: Dan & Heather Larkins

“Dear Cletus, I don't know where to start or what I am going to miss the most. Heart broke is what comes to mind to start, but I keep telling...Read More »
37 of 61 | Posted by: Jamie Grenn (Stickle) - Orion, IL

“Dear Brother I truely will miss you every day of my life. You always took me with you even when you really didn't want to. Thanks for teaching me...Read More »
38 of 61 | Posted by: Denise Grundstrom-Muse - IL

“MY dear Denise and your entire family ,my heart breaks for all of you. Please find comfort in all your wonderful memories and how many lives Carlyle...Read More »
39 of 61 | Posted by: Diane Behn Peters - Galesburg, IL

“To all the Grundstrom family, I am so sorry for your loss. Carlyle has been a friend for more than 35 years. I still hear him saying, when are you...Read More »
40 of 61 | Posted by: Becky Murphy Dooley - Milan, IL

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Carlyle. He was such a great family man & classmate. His birthday was 4 days before mine & wouldn't let me forget...Read More »
41 of 61 | Posted by: Diane Ladewig - Orion, IL

42 of 61 | Posted by: anita manning monkus - orion, IL

“Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Carlyle was a funny, happy guy to be around. I always enjoyed running into him from...Read More »
43 of 61 | Posted by: Brian and Camy (Behn) Stone - IL

“So sorry for your loss!!! He was taken way to soon!!! He flys with the angels now. I will never forget your silly laugh! And Larry has such great...Read More »
44 of 61 | Posted by: julie and larry neels - kewanee, IL

“What a sad thought to know I will not have opportunity to see Carlyle see that easy always welcoming smile... To a genuinely kind and...Read More »
45 of 61 | Posted by: Becky Behn McManus - Taylor Ridge, IL

“Carlyle was such a wonderful person. He was honest in business and just and all around great guy. He will be missed. ”
46 of 61 | Posted by: Don and Nancy Foss - Milan, IL

“Carlyle, you will be greatly missed by a great number of pepole. Your time here on earth was cut way to short. I'm very glad I was able to call you...Read More »
47 of 61 | Posted by: Dave Green - Orion, IL - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Grundstrom family. I went to school with Carlyle. He was amazingly funny yet sweet guy. I will always...Read More »
48 of 61 | Posted by: Linda Lawson Williams - IL

“Denise & Dave: We are sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much your family means to you. The few times we spoke with Carlyle, he was always so...Read More »
49 of 61 | Posted by: Julie Sanders - Bettendorf, IA

“Amy & family What a wonderful buddy of mine for as long as I can remember. So many wonderful memories of cars, visits and even being in our wedding...Read More »
50 of 61 | Posted by: Tom Arkebauer - Orion, IL

51 of 61 | Posted by: ROB & DARCI PETTIT - COAL VALLEY, IL

“Carlyle was a fantastic man. Sweet, funny, kind hearted. He always had a smile and a "love your Lincoln" every time we saw him. We are so sorry to...Read More »
52 of 61 | Posted by: Brandy, Duke, Travis, and Cheyenne Stockton - IL

“Amy and Family - Deepest Sympathy and Prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow. Carlyle's life has been cut too short but his life...Read More »
53 of 61 | Posted by: Aubrey L. Rahn - Orion, IL

“Sorry to hear about your loss...Carlyle was one of Brian Lenning's Best Man when we got married in 1980. My dad Keith Eckhardt just called to let...Read More »
54 of 61 | Posted by: Diane French - Peoria, IL

“My thought Re with his family and friends. Bless you Carlyle rest on peace. ”
55 of 61 | Posted by: doreen swanaon - rock islans, IL

“I am truly saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. Carlyle's wit brought...Read More »
56 of 61 | Posted by: Cathy H - WA

“We will miss Carlyle he was just an all around great guy was always friendly, always made us laugh, was a hard worker and would help out his friends...Read More »
57 of 61 | Posted by: Tammy & David Norberg - Osco, IL

“When I think of Grundstrom ... I think of the red truck. That tradition passed down from father and mother to son and now to his daugher (OK, gayle ...Read More »
58 of 61 | Posted by: Kim, Dave, and Shea Sievers - IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Grundstrom family. Carlyle was a classmate of mine for all 12 years of school. He was always laid back and...Read More »
59 of 61 | Posted by: Beth (DeBlieck) Hilyard - IL

“So sorry for your loss. I don't know where to start! So many memories. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Cheryl,...Read More »
60 of 61 | Posted by: Cheryl and Ken Clifton - IL

“Very sorry for your loss..Carlyle was a great guy and will be missed. Brent Cone & family Coal Valley Illinois ”
61 of 61 | Posted by: Brent Cone - Coal Valley, IL

Carlyle E. Grundstrom, 52, of Orion, IL, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 while on vacation with his family in Baraboo, WI.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301 4th Street, Orion. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at the funeral home. This will be a casual attire event – wear your boots! Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his family for a fund to be established in his name.

Carlyle was born on May 27, 1960 in Moline, IL, the son of the late Lyle E. and Carol F. (Litton) Grundstrom.
He married Becky Snell on August 21, 1981 in Orion. Later, he married Amy Marshall on October 8, 1994 in Orion. He graduated from Orion High School, Class of 1978. In his younger years he worked for Harold Wooley hauling cattle. Carlyle later became the owner and operator of Grundstrom Pump Service, in Orion, where he and his father worked side by side for years. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and loved Ford vehicles. He also had an appreciation for antique collectibles and old cars. Carlyle was a family man.

Survivors include
Wife Amy Grundstrom Orion, IL
Children Jake Grundstrom Orion, IL
Gayle Grundstrom Orion, IL
Kyle Grundstrom Orion, IL
Sisters Theresa (Steve) Owens Woodhull, IL
Denise (Dave) Muse Colona, IL
Aunt Millie Bowling Moline, IL
Uncle Don (Betty) Grundstrom Moline, IL
Aunt Jeanine Crowe New Windsor, IL
Aunt Nancy (Jack) Scott New Windsor, IL

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Carlyle will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at