Steven B Caryl, 58, of Colo, formerly of Humboldt, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, March 24, 2023.
He was born August 16, 1964 in Fort Dodge, the son of Burton and Marilyn (Silbaugh) Caryl. After attending high school, Steve went to Iowa Central community college and trained as a welder and in automotive mechanics. At the time of his death, he worked at Iowa State University as a truck and transit technician where he mentored several staff members.
Steve is survived by his wife Lisa of Colo, his sons Andy (Julie Martelli) of Ogden, Garrett (Becky) of Marshalltown and Dylan (Kayla) of Ankeny, his grandchildren Andrew, Tanner, Aubrey, Genevieve, Georgia, Mitchell and Amelia, his mother Marilyn of Humboldt, sisters Dr. Julie Caryl (Rev. Rae Hodge) of Pittsburgh, Diane Caryl of Humboldt, Sheryl Caryl (Mike Hutton) of Wichita, Kansas, his brother Foster (Lisa) Caryl of Humboldt and his mother-in-law, Connie Thoma of Fort Dodge. He was preceded in death by his father Burton.
He was devoted to his loving wife, Lisa for over 36 years, and she considered him her “rock”. He was a constant guide and support to their sons. Steve will be remembered as always being willing to lend a hand with a smile on his face. He was a kid at heart and delighted in spending time with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Steve trained and competed with Bluetick Coonhounds. His dogs were award winners and he was especially proud of his dog, Dexter, who was a grand show dog and grand night champion. As a highly respected sportsman, he was known as a mentor and role model to young competitors.
A visitation will be held Saturday, April 1st from 12 noon until the 3 PM. At 3:00 p.m. a short tribute by family will be offered at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service in Humboldt. Desserts will follow at the V.F.W. in Dakota City. Burial will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Humboldt. Steve loved nature so in lieu of flowers, please donate to a nature center or park of your choice or donate a memorial tree. www.masonlindhart.com