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Wayne Hiland


Wayne Hiland, 83, of Orient died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston.

Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in Creston. The Rev. Cathy Nutting will officiate the service. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday in Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter with military honors provided by the Iowa Navy funeral honors team. Open visitation with family present will be one hour prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Orient Public Library or Greenfield Public Library. Online condolences may be left at

Wayne William Hiland, son of Silas Highland and Martha Mildred (Beck) Highland, was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Pontiac, Illinois. He was educated in the Cornell schools in Illinois and graduated from high school there. Wayne enlisted with the United States Navy in 1952 and served his country actively until his honorable discharge in 1956. He then served in the reserves for eight years.

On April 7, 1956, Wayne married Sylvia Thornton in Dade County, Georgia. Together they resided in Burlington and Lincoln, Nebraska, and most recently they lived in Orient.

Wayne is survived by his wife Sylvia of Orient; daughters, Donna (Jon) Miller of Creston and Debbie Bell of Burlington; sons, Randy Hiland of Burlington and Ryan Hiland of Lincoln, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, son Ronald Hiland, sister Evelyn Crim, infant sister May and son-in-law Ernest Bell.

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