Carl David Rydbom

Dec. 19, 1934 – July 4, 2020


Carl David Rydbom, 85, Rosebud, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the home of his son and daughter-in- law, Brian and Kelli Rydbom in Rosebud.

He was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Coalport, son of the late Sigfred E. and Elnora C. (Rhoades) Rydbom. He married the former Carol Ann Miles on June 8, 1963, in Detroit, Mich. She passed away Sept. 5, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson: David Joseph Rydbom, on April 7, 2018; and siblings: Eugene “Whitey,” Richard, Robert, Darrell, Theodore, Louise Peterman, Anna Renninger, Gertrude Troxell, Gerald, Joseph, Josephine and Eileen Beers.

He is survived by sons: Brian Carl (Kelli) of Rosebud, Gary Allen (Marianne) of Irvona and Richard Eugene (Gaylene) of Coalport; five grandchildren: Joseph Richard Reifer, Brandon Carl (Michele) Rydbom, Jordan Richard Rydbom, Nathan Allen Rydbom and Katianne Rydbom; a great-grandson, Aiden Lynn Rydbom; brothers: Kenneth (Janet) Rydbom and Charles (Linda) Rydbom; sisters-in-law: Jean Trusz, Margaret Wallace, Shirley Rydbom and Janet Rydbom; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Carl was an Army veteran of the Korean War and he was a hard working coal miner by trade.

He was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons. He was a member of the UMWA and a life member of the Glendale Sportsmen Club, Irvona, where he spent a lot of time helping with all that he could.

Carl was dedicated beyond measure to his family. He took care of his wife for 30 years and was an awesome grandfather and great-grandfather. His family always came first and foremost, and he was a big part of their lives and will be deeply missed.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery, LaJose RD, which is open to family and friends, the Rev. Isaac Stuart officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Coalport VFW. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Carl’s memory be made to the Glendale Sportsmen Club, Irvona.