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Jerry L. Wiland

Jerry L. Wiland, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Wiland was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 85 and VFW Post No. 2689 in Huntington. He retired from Baer Field Airport as Captain of Police, Fire and ENT.

He was born on March 14, 1936, in Peoria, IL, to Lavern and Lillian Whitehurst Wiland. He married Barbara J. Cecil on Aug. 3, 1987, in Florida. She survives.

Additional survivors include nine children, Pam Fancil, Mike (Kaye) Hart, Kelly (Lonnie) Boyce, Bob (Kim) Hardacre, Tom (Jan) Hardacre, Nancy (Shane) Snodgrass, Janice (Joe) Bruce, Scott Wiland and Larry (Rhonda) Wiland; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington. Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 2689 Honor Guard. Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Huntington County Humane Society, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Sign the online guestbook at baileylove.com.