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Dale L. Bye, 72

Dale L. Bye, 72, of Woodstock, passed away on Friday March 15, 2024, at his home in Woodstock.

He was born in Belvidere on July 22, 1951, to Raymond and Helen (Hyser) Bye. He married Connie Streit on May 23, 1970, in Woodstock.

Dale worked as a carpenter for Zimmerman Construction Co. for about 40 years. He enjoyed building classic cars and was known as a jack of all trades. He would help family and friends with anything. He loved to ride horses with his wife. He was loved and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Connie; a daughter, Tammy Popaeko; a brother, Maynard (Carol) Bye; four sisters, Betty Crain, Joyce “Toots” Ware, Nancy Hitzman, and Patty (significant other Dan Newman) Mullin; three grandchildren, Brandon Walsh, Taylor Raffaelli, and Camden Quiros; many cousins; a special niece, Susan Conro; and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennie L. Bye; his parents; brothers and sister, Ronald (Bucky) Bye, Barbara McCulmon, and Wayne Bye. 

A celebration of life will be held at the Woodstock Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., in Woodstock on Sunday April 7, 2024, from noon to 3 p.m. Interment services will be private.

For more information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710; or visit

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