Kay “Casey” Dyal, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died December 5, 2021, in Mission, Texas. Born in Indiana but lived and worked most of his life in Cedar Rapids. He was a 68-year member of Plumbers and Fitters Local 125. He liked to ride his bicycle and fishing. He just returned from a month of fishin’ in Canada prior to his illness.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth; his parents Roland and Stella; his sister Juanita Baer; his brothers Palmer and Joe; his brothers-in-law Aaron Baer and Bob Bostwick; and his adopted Canadian brother and sister Stu and Darlyn Bruce.

He is survived by his wife Dorris of 61 years; his son William (Joan); his granddaughter Ali; his great-grandson Ridge; his sister Janet Bostwick; sisters-in-law Gladys Dyal, Claudia Dyal, Joan Seeber; niece Holly Hartman; and nephew Michael (Molly) Seeber and Natalie.

There will be no service.

Those wishing to donate in Kay’s name can do so to Center for Parental Responsibility, P.O. Box 130776, St. Paul, Minn., 55113.

If someone should ask for me
tell ’em heaven is where I’ll be.
I’ve finished all my life’s chores,
and now I fish on heaven’s shores.
The view is grand and the fishing’s great,
but I yearn for you as I wait.
I’ll save a spot on the river’s bend
for all those I can family and friend.
But for now head to the shores
and make a cast in memory
to all the good times that you had
with me – your friend, your grandpa… your dad.
And if the fish no longer bite
or seem no longer worth the fight
’cause it’s me that you are missin’,
don’t worry – be happy – I’ve gone fishin’.

– author unknown