Raymond C. Wyland

March 8, 1930June 10, 2021
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WYLAND, RAYMOND CARL, Age 91, of Clearwater, Florida died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the East Bay Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Josie Wyland, and his half-brother, William (Bill) Illgen and sister-in-law, Winifred (Winnie) Illgen. He retired as a Command Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He retired after 30 years of service and his proudest career accomplishment was being named Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 26th TAC RECOP. WG at Zweibrucken AFB. Ray was a decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars with two Meritorious Sevice Medals, six Commendation Medals and many others. After his retirement from the Air Force, Ray worked 13 years for the City of Clearwater as a Zoning Enforcement Officer and Plan Review Technician. He is survived by his wife, Eveline of Clearwater, Florida, daughter, Andrea of Riverview, FL, son Kurt (Jill) of Wellington, FL, grandchildren, Nikolas (Vanessa), Carson and Cassidy. Ray was a member of the Clearwater Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to one of the following causes near and dear to Ray’s heart: Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Wounded Warrior Project, or the Humane Society of Clearwater.


  • Kurt Wyland
  • Nikolas Wyland
  • Carson Wyland
  • Weston Gillette
  • Al Illustrato
  • Jwff Jennings


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021


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Andrea Wyland

June 21, 2021


Everyone has said how proud you would be of your services. I believe that to be true. A lot of love went into making it amazing; honoring you and your wonderful life.
How I miss you. I think of you so often during the day and there is a big empty space in my heart. I miss talking to you, hugging you, holding your hand, watching TV ... just being in the same room.
I know you’re no longer in pain and you were suffering every day. I always wished I could take your pain away. I also know how much you were looking forward to the weeks ahead. You still had living to do, but it was time for you to take the walk on the other side of the veil.
Families are forever and I will see you again. I love you so very much. Rest In Peace, Daddy. ❤️

Al & Lisa Illustrato

June 19, 2021

Dear Wyland Family,
It has been such a blessing and privilege to know Ray all these years. In all the roles he had in life in the military, church, work, friend and family, he was a true role model.
As long time family friends we always enjoyed spending time with Ray. He had a wonderful dry sense of humor that always seemed to be timed perfectly.
Even with all the challenges of the pandemic, nursing home, and his various health issues, he always managed to push through for another pleasant visit or family gathering. One of the most important and memorable being the recent wedding of Nik and Vanessa. What a wonderful gift for all!
We will miss Ray dearly and will keep his spirit in our hearts forever.
Al and Lisa

Marilyn BARTZ

June 14, 2021

Dear Eveline, Andrea and Nikolas,
I was so saddened to hear of the death of your husband, father and grandfather. I remember the happy Thanksgiving dinners at Andrea's that Ed and I were always graciously included in . That was the only time I got to have a nice visit with Ray and Eveline, but those times were special.
I pray that God will give you comfort and peace knowing that Ray is no longer suffering.
Fondly, Marilyn

Steve Fabian

June 14, 2021

Kurt & family,

Prayers, love, and support out to you during this difficult time...

Laura Berkey

June 13, 2021

My heart hurts reading this. Pop-Pop was the most devoted family man and truly the sweetest man I have ever met. Many, many wonderful memories from the last 28 years with him, Andrea, Mom-Mom, Nik and Austin. Holiday celebrations always meant gathered around the table with amazing food, laughs, and memories I will cherish forever. He so loved his family and was so loved immensely by his family and friends. The photos at Nik and Vanessa's wedding are treasures for a life time. Such pride in him that day. Always a smile on his face with the biggest heart. Rest in Peace, Pop-Pop. You will be forever missed but never forgotten

Lisa Beach

June 13, 2021


We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Keep close in your heart happy memories of him and he will always be near.

With so very much love,

The Beaches