Carl C. Riley

Born: Sun., Jul. 29, 1928
Died: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 02, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 02, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

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Carl C. Riley, age 90, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Barry Community Care Center in Barry, IL.  He was born on July 29, 1928 in Perry, IL to Elmer and Alice Hudleson Riley.  He married Marilyn J. Yaeger on September 25, 1949 at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Carl graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1948, where he was an Allstate football player.  He was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer, farming on the family farm.  He was also employed by Richter Fertilizer Plant and was an Outfitter for 21 years.  Carl loved dogs and horses, and enjoyed trail riding with his friends, Bill and Joe.  He was a member of the 76ers Saddle Club and helped with Mounted Angels for several years.  He also took many missionary trips to Indian Reservations.  Carl was a Chairman of the National Farmers Organization, a member of the National Organization of Raw Materials, an Executive Board Member of Illini Community Hospital, and served as a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church board for over 50 years.  He was also a member of Mooseheart, a Prairie Land Museum member, and a charter member of the Pittsfield Jaycees.  Carl enjoyed his morning coffee hour with his friends and watching his grandchildren play sports.  He was a strong, caring, and hardworking man who dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Marilyn; three sons, James (Wava) Riley of Vonore, TN, David (Jane) Riley of Pittsfield, IL and Robert Riley of Pittsfield, IL; seven grandchildren, Craig Riley of Sherman, IL, Scott (Kayla) Riley of Pittsfield, IL, Daniel (Lindsay Pfeffer) Riley of San Diego, CA, Anne (Staunton) Riley Peck of Chicago, IL, Robin (Matt) Riley Lozier of Denver, CO, Tina Riley of Joliet, IL, and Jacquelyn (Aaron Mertens) Riley of Cleveland, OH; eleven great grandchildren, Austin Dunn, Eli Dunn, Hunter Riley, Delania Riley, Kamryn Riley, Seton Riley, Will Riley, Staunton Peck, Kyle Frances Peck, and Binghamton Riley; and one sister, Nadine Riley of Ottawa, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Kay Riley Bonnuer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield, IL.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Church.  Memorials are suggested to Mounted Angels.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Carl's memory to the following organizations:

Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc.
240 James J. Davis Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539

Mounted Angels
c/o Martha Shepard, 10362 465th St., Pearl, IL 62361

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Brian Bonneur
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Some of my most cherished memories are my Pittsfield trips. Nobody could weave a story quite like Grandad and Uncle Carl. He always said that he was glad Dave and I didn't live closer together, but I never believed that. I'll miss him.

Bill Bower
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Bob and Riley Family. Carl was a good friend.

Tom & Susan Bunting
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Bob, Marilyn, Jim & Dave,

The Riley's are a second family of mine. l spent many, many days on the farm with Bob, avoiding chores and causing Carl much unwarranted grief, though he took it all in stride. He was a great friend, mentor and calming influence throughout my life. I will miss you old boy.... God's speed.

Tom Bunting
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018


All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love from our family to yours, Tom, Susan, Stephanie, & Tommy Bunting

Judy Douglas
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
So very sorry for your loss as well as the worlds loss of such a sweet caring man. I will always cherish the smiles and chuckles from Carl when we worked with the Mounted Angels kids he remembered their names better than I ever did and always noticed when someone was missing. They were his kids and he was their friend, thankyou for sharing your husband, father, grandfather , he. Will be missed. Loved That guy! Sorry I couldn't make it to services , I can just hear him saying oh Judy what did you do now. Another minor accident and dr appointments kept me away, but you are all in my prayer today and for many days to come. Judy D

   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
To the Riley family, you have my complete condolences.

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
To the Riley Family
Sorry for your loss Marilyn,Jim,Bob, & Dave. He was a good friend to my dad. I remember dad mentioning his name when he told stories .
I have a football picture of them together in a group of other players.

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