The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


June 22, 2012

Harold “Swede” Hyland

WESTVILLE — Harold “Swede” Hyland, 92, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his home in Westville, with family at his side.

Swede was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Danville to Frank and Iva (Gray) Hyland.

In November 1968, he married Dorothy Slazas. She survives. Prior to that, he was married to Helen Livingston Hyland. She also survives him.

Other surviving family: three daughters and one son, Diana Doan of Danville, Denise (Butch Schroeder) Kegeris of Danville, Debbie (Scott) Fulmer of Indiana and Todd Hyland of Danville, and a sister, Ruth Wright. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Dustin (Bethany) Kegeris of California, Jeremy (Melissa Stitt) Gaskill of Indiana, Brittany Gaskill of Indiana, Brock Hyland of Danville, Michelle Doan, Marsha Musson, Marianne Doan and Jack Doan, all of Danville, and Jamie (Derek) Van Mennen of St. Joseph; as well as several great-grandchildren.

Special family friends who survive and will miss Swede are Joe, Connie and Steve Norbut of Tennessee, Larry and Dawn Fulmer of Indiana and Butch and Helen Hansbrough of Westville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry, Frank, Jim; and his son, Terry.

He attended Douglas School and is a 1938 graduate of Danville High School. He enlisted into the Army Air Corps in 1942-1945. After the service, he was a teacher at Utterback Business College in Danville in the 1940s. He is a retiree of the former Danville Veterans Affairs hospital and was self-employed as an accountant and tax preparer for 60 years.

Swede was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and followed the Illinois teams. He enjoyed traveling, especially the many family trips he made. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Westville American Legion.

A celebration of the life of Harold “Swede” Hyland is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with burial and military honors to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Miles Clark has been asked to officiate the service. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the National Alzheimer’s Foundation and/or American Leukemia Foundation.

Please join the Hyland family in sharing of memories, photos and videos of Swede’s life through his Tribute Wall at

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