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Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Carolyn K. Nyberg

August 15, 1945June 16, 2020

Carolyn K, Nyberg, 74, of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at her home.

Born August 15, 1945 in East Prairie, Missouri to Kyrus Samuel and Willie Estelle (Walker) Rhodes; she married Harold Thomas “Tom” Nyberg on July 11, 1960 in Jefferson City, MO. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2017. Also preceding her in death is one son, Harold Thomas Nyberg Jr and several siblings.

She is survived by five children, Cindy (Bob) Koepp, Vicky (Brian) Bamber, Sheila Leach, Thomas Nyberg, and William (Lindsey) Nyberg; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Eicholtz, Danny Rhodes, Sue (Pete) Menees, Jimmy Rhodes and Rick Rhodes; niece, Allison Johnson; and they were foster parents to over 35 children over the years.

Carolyn never knew a stranger and there was always a place at her table. No one ever left her house hungry. She loved her family, her farm and her animals.

Carolyn’s graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Brother Meadows will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Following the graveside service a Celebration of Life will be held at Lighthouse Tabernacle in Sunnyland, where Carolyn was a member.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

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Ann Williams

June 18, 2020

I worked with Carolyn for many years and became dear friends. I will miss her. She had such a beautiful smile and heart. Prayers for family

Kelli Wood

June 17, 2020

I met Carolyn through my best friend Kim. Carolyn is so loving and kind and my little ones often remember visiting her farm and picking berries with their friends when they were young years ago. Carolyn not only had a kind loving soul she was Hillarious!! The last time I went to a family birthday party she was so dang funny and cracking me up with the things she was saying!! I’m sending hugs and love to you all during this time. Love you guys so much!

Sheryl Robison

June 17, 2020

I MET CAROLYN AND TOM THRU THEIR DAUGHTER...SHEILA....I ALSO MET MY KIDS DAD..RICK THRU HER.....I THEN WAS INTRODUCED TO OUR FAITH....APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL....I FIRST ATTENDED BROTHER SWEATT AND SISTER SWEATTS CHURCH IN EAST PEORIA....BEEN WITH THIS FAITH ALONG TIME....THEN I QUIT....WAS THEN ACQUAINTED TO PASTOR N SISTER MEADOWS AND BEEN WITH THEM SINCE....CAROLYN AND TOM WERE MY 2ND SET OF PARENTS.....SURE WE HAD DIFFERENCES BUT THEY STILL LOVED ME AND MY KIDS NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! WILL DEARLY MISS THEM.....LOVE U BOTH

Pamala Booton

June 17, 2020

Met Tom many many years ago. Met Carolyn much later. She was one of the nicest, most Christian woman I had ever met. She was one of Christ’s soldiers. I will miss her.

Joanna Carroll

June 16, 2020

One of the kindest people I ever knew. May god ease your broken hearts and someday those tears will turn into smiles every time you think of her. God bless the Nyberg family.

Tammy Manuel

June 16, 2020

We loved Sis Nyberg she was one of the nicest and Godly woman I knew. When I had my daughter and had complications she brought a house full of groceries to my house. I loved to hear her sing. She always had encouraging words and advice! Love and prayers to the whole family.

Yvonne Gomes

June 16, 2020

Just wanted to say that John and I love you all very much and we are praying for you!