Edward R. Layland, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Edward Richard Layland was born to Charles and Belle (Raynard) Layland on Sept. 5, 1923 in LaCrosse, Wis. He grew up and attended school in LaCrosse. He then valiantly served his country during World War II, in the 4th Marine Raiders. He received numerous medals and commendations.
On July 1, 1946 he was united in marriage to Rita Brasda. They made their home in LaCrescent, Minn., and Edward worked as a carpenter. He later moved to Osage, where he resided for 25 years before moving to the Lamplighter in Detroit Lakes three years ago. Edward moved to Emmanuel Nursing Home earlier this year.
Edward’s hobbies included hunting and fishing. His family would like to express a special thank you to all of Edward’s loving friends and the wonderful staff at Lamplighter and Emmanuel Nursing Home.
Surviving Edward are his three daughters, Linda (Larry) Soland of Houston, Minn., Joan (Jim) Falk of Creighton, Mo., and Norma Milligan of Temple, Texas; one son, David Layland of St. Paul; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his daughter, Rita.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.