Darrel Gilliand


Darrel D. Gilliland, 83, of Wayne, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial, with military rites, will be in  Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Gilliland family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Darrel Dean Gilliland was born Feb. 1, 1940 to Ward and Agnes Gilliland in College Springs, Iowa. He moved to Wayne in 1943. He attended rural school through eighth grade and graduated from Wayne High School in 1957. He then served in the US Army for two years. After the service, he returned to Wayne and began farming. 

Darrel married Doris Hammer on July 29, 1962. They had four children. Darrel continued farming until he retired in 2009, but continued to help on the farm until 2019. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and our Savior Lutheran Church. Darrel enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and going on trips with the Century Club. 

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Doris; their children, Terry (Shelley) Gilliland of Wayne, Rod (Linda) Gilliland of Wakefield, Shelley (Joel) Jorgensen of Wayne; son-in-law John Anderson of Hot Springs, South Dakota; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Gilliland of Arvada, Colorado; brother-in-laws, Alan  Hammer of Harlingen, Texas and Loren (Nancy) Hammer of Columbus; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law; daughter, Deb Anderson, in 2017; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.