Roland L. Wylde
Roland L. Wylde Born: July 13, 1927; in Sycamore, IL Died: October 16, 2016; in DeKalb, IL Roland L. "Squeak" Wylde, age 89, of Genoa died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born July 13, 1927 in Sycamore. The son of Oscar Earl and Margaret LaVina (Weaver) Wylde. He married Gertrude I. Johnson on November 6, 1948 in Sycamore. Squeak was a farmer in Genoa for over 22 years. He then worked for AG Automatic in Genoa, retiring after many years of service. In his retirement, he enjoyed taking care of the Kingston Park and Chamberlain Park. His love for sports kept him busy with cheering on his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was the timekeeper for the Genoa-Kingston high school sports for 25 years and was inducted into the G-K Hall of Fame in October of 2015. He was a member of the G-K Boosters Club and the Genoa Lions Club. The family would like to thank Dr. Thakkar, the staff at the DeKalb Co. Rehab and Nursing Center and his caregivers- Lori Stone and Christine Plautz. Survivors include his wife, Gert; his children, Elroy Wylde, Vicky Vosburgh, Kathy Harrolle (Doug Decker), Jeff (Gayl) Wylde, Cindy (Brad) Busch, Dan Wylde and Randy (Lisa) Wylde; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Amy and Jami Harrolle; one brother, Elroy; one sister, Vera John; and his son-in-law, Bill Vosburgh. A visitation will be on Wednesday, October 19th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, IL. 60135. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 PM and a luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Genoa-Kingston Booster Club or the Kingston Twp. Park in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL. 60135. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.Butalafuneralhomes.com or call 815-784-5191.
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