Wesley M. Hyland

March 22, 1937 - November 3, 2016
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Belvidere, IL

Wesley M. Hyland, 79, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 3, 2016 after a long illness. Born March 22, 1937 in Belvidere, son of Herman S. and Floretta I. (Langdon) Hyland. Wes was a lifelong resident of Belvidere, and a graduate of Belvidere High School, class of 1955. He went on to graduate with honors from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, where he served as the president of his class. He married the love of his life, Nancy Butz on July 31, 1955 in Belvidere. Wes was a licensed funeral director, and was the owner of Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, since 1955. Wes was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and was active on numerous boards and committees, including “Coming Together”, which built the new church facility that was dedicated in 1996. He was a member and past president of the Northern Illinois Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Wes was elected to five terms as the Boone County Coroner from 1968-1988, and was a former member, past president, and chairman of the “Disaster Preparedness Committee” for the Illinois Coroner’s Association. He was a charter member and long-time treasurer of the Boone County Republican Club, and organized the annual Republican “Steak fry” for many years. Wes was a former member and “Ambassador” of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce, and as wellbeing the past president of the Belvidere Jaycees and the Belvidere Noon Rotary Club. As a descendent of an early Boone County settler, he was an avid genealogist. Wes was a life member of the Boone County Historical Society, and was extremely proud to be a former member, past president, and longtime office holder, of the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors, which included fishing and camping. Wes along with his wife, served as a catalyst and organizer of numerous group trips, both domestic and foreign. He and Nancy were “Snowbirds” who traveled to the southwest for the winter, and took other vacation trips and weekend excursions with his 5th wheel trailer, where they traveled to all 50 of the United States.

Wes is loved and missed by his wife of 61 years, Nancy; daughter, Delores (Wayne) Hyland-Mrozinski of Boulder City, NV; son-in-law, Garry Roden of Gilberts, AZ; grandchildren, Samuel and Sarah Roden; sister, Mary (David) McEleney of Normal, IL; brother, Paul (Shelley) Hyland of Crystal Lake, IL; nieces, Jennifer Parry and Kathy Vize, and nephews, Andrew and Bradley Hyland; brother-in-law, Wayne Butz of Belvidere. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Marilyn Roden.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Allan Buss officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2016 at the church, with a visitation from 10:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the service. Burial in Carmen Cemetery, Rockford. Memorials may made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2016 at the church


Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation from 10:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the service


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Allan Buss officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Burial in Carmen Cemetery, Rockford, IL


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church


 

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Born: March 22, 1937
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Karen Stone Parrish posted on 11/5/16

Dear Nancy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Wes's passing. Mom and Dad thought so much of him. Now they are all together! May our Heavenly Father comfort you and the family as only He can! Prayer and hugs are being sent to you from Texas!

 

Gregg & Denise Olson, Medford WI posted on 11/17/16

Nancy, Gregg and I have nothing but wonderful memories of Wes. Such a wonderful man who will surely be missed.

 

Carla Persson Smith posted on 11/7/16

I have had the privilage of being an employee of Wes Hyland, I say all the time in my 40 year nursing career I have been so blessed to have worked for the most wonderful men. This includes Wes, He always treated all staff with kindness and respect.I remember many days at Buck Wheeler Hyland getting ready to take the ambulance for transfers, Wes always giving us his blessings. Comming home to have him greet us like family being so appreciative for our work. His beauriful daughter Delores and i met at age 16 starting to work the same year at Highland Hospital as cna's. We are forever friends.Wes will be missed by all. Nancy my prayers to your family. I will see you at the funneral tomorrow.

 

Daniel Kleber posted on 11/6/16

Nancy and family We will miss this great man who helped(as early as the 50s)with all my grandparents, parents and stepfather's services. My prayers attend may he RIP

 

Roger Anderson posted on 11/6/16

Nancy and family, I am sorry to learn of the passing of West. I enjoyed our professional relationship and the time we served together in the Navy Reserve. He was a true gentleman. Prayers are with you.

 

Jeff Anderson posted on 11/5/16

Nancy, Yvonne and I wish to extend our condolences to you and your family. I will miss our "debates" and the late night professional consultations. May Wes rest in peace.

 

kathryn whalen posted on 11/5/16

remember him always even when I moved away my thoughts are with your family

 

Mike Peters posted on 11/5/16

Always enjoyed it when Wes visited my shop. San to learn about his long illness. Sent him a calendar every year but lost your address when my computer crashed. God be with you.

 

Bev Petersen posted on 11/5/16

Nancy and family, Was so sorry to see of the passing of Wes, now in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

 

The VanLaningham posted on 11/5/16

We are sorry for your loss, and our prayers are with your family.

 

Mike and Denise Seibel posted on 11/5/16

Wes was a blessing to so many at Immanuel church. He will be missed. Praying for Nancy and family!

 

Steve Anderson posted on 11/5/16

Very Grateful for Wes.

 

Bert [Ambler} Thornton posted on 11/5/16

Deepest sympathy to all the family. Wes was so well informed on many events;it was always a pleasure to talk with him. He was always there to help out anyone anytime. he will be missed.

 

Harold and Linda Kearney posted on 11/5/16

Our sincere sympathy to Nancy and the family. Wes always took time to visit with us no matter where you would see him. He was a special man and will be greatly missed .

 

Susan Miles Lyford posted on 11/5/16

I am so sorry to read this about Wes. I just saw Nancy at the Canopy dedication at Immanuel. My heartfelt sympathy to Nancy and family.

 

Letty Luhman posted on 11/5/16

A gentle soul who made this earth a better place - now shining.

 

Gregg & Denise Olson, Medford WI posted on 11/17/16

Nancy, Gregg & I have nothing but wonderful memories of Wes. Such a wonderful man who will surely be missed.

 

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