THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph Reub Hyland, 85, of Oconto Falls, passed away Saturday evening, July 12 at home with his family present.
Born March 21, 1929 in Kingsford, Mi., to Joseph A. and Caroline (Marik) Hyland, he attended public schools, graduating from Kingsford High School in 1947. On March 22, 1951, he married Arlene Secrist. He served in the United States Army and was in combat during the Korean War. The couple returned to Oconto Falls in 1953 and he was employed at Scott Paper Co. for over 40 years. He attended classes at NWTC to further his education as a millwright and was known as a skilled and gifted mechanic.
He served on the Oconto Falls Water and Light Commission for many years and also served two terms on the city council. Following retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and family to many parts of the United States and annual fishing trips to Canada. He also enjoyed fishing, caring for his garden, reading, feeding and watching the birds and will be remembered for devotion to his family.
He is survived by two children, Susan (Charlie Mineau) Hyland and Tom (Laurie) Hyland, both of Green Bay; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan (Clark) Linn, Kingsford, Mi. and Patricia (Bob) Lindholm, Iron Mountain, Mi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Arlene in 2011; a son, John Hyland; four brothers, John, Jim, Bob and Bill Hyland and a sister, Dorothy Smith.
Visitation with the urn present will be held at noon until time of a Service of Remembrance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls
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