Dyrland, Eugene “Cheno”
Eugene “Cheno” Dyrland, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor Kay Slocum. Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cedar Rapids. There will be a private committal service held at a later date. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Zier) Dyrland of Cedar Rapids; children, Doug (Marilyn) Dyrland of Cedar Rapids and Deborah K. Roman of Anamosa; grandchildren, Kevin Dyrland and Laura Dyrland (Page Covington); sister, Colleen Brownlie; sisters-in-law, Alice Freeman and Karen Dyrland; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer and Geturah (Larson) Dyrland; brother, Donald Dyrland; brothers-in-law, Ray Freeman and Robert Brownlie; and infant grandsons, David Dyrland and Todd Dyrland.
Eugene was born March 28, 1924, in Norway, Iowa, son of Gilmer and Geturah Dyrland. He graduated from Norway High School, where he played baseball, and attended the University of Iowa. Eugene served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II participating in the battles of Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Ruth Zier in Cedar Rapids. He worked at Iowa Electric for 33 years, retiring as a supervisor. He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, camping and feeding the wildlife. Eugene especially loved spending time with his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or First Lutheran Church.
Special thanks to West Ridge Care Center, especially Mary and Betty, St. Luke’s Hospice and special niece, Pam Martens.
Please sign the online guest book for Eugene at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published Feb. 28, 2013 in The Gazette