Lucille Hyland, 94, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Funeral services for Lucille M. Hyland, age 94, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. Jim Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore’s Cemetery. Visitation is 9 to 11:00 a.m. Friday morning at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church.

Lucille died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Lucille (Sullivan) Hyland was born May 13, 1911, in rural Ellendale, the daughter of Cornelius and Margaret (Burnes) Sullivan. She attended schools in Ellendale, Owatonna, and graduated from St. Theodore’s School in Albert Lea in 1928. She graduated from Albert Lea Business College in 1929, and worked at various businesses in Albert Lea until 1938, when she moved to St. Paul, where she was employed by the Department of Agriculture. It was there that she met Thomas L. Hyland, whom she later married in 1941 at St. Aidan’s Church in Bath. They returned to Albert Lea in 1948.

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Lucille was employed as Deputy Clerk at the Municipal Court, and later at St. Theodore’s Church as a secretary until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary (Past President, Treasurer), Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (Treasurer), V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She also served as Treasurer of the Resident’s Social Organization at her Senior Court complex. Her hobbies were sewing, dancing, and enjoying activities with her grandchildren. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing projects for many people.

Lucille is survived by daughters Jan (Earl) Cunard, Woodbridge, Va.; Carol (Dave) Eller, Monticello, Minn.; and son Tom (Kathy) Hyland of Eagan, Minn. She had nine grandchildren: Jim (Christine) Krahulec, Fairfax, Va.; John (Victoria) Krahulec, Leesburg, Va.; Jennifer (Fred) Gorter, Herndon, Va.; Kristen (Jeremy) Moris, Monticello, Minn.; Bryan and Brandon Eller, Monticello, Minn.; and Annie, Mary, and Patrick Hyland of Eagan, Minn. Great-grandchildren are: Ryan and Connor Krahulec, Fairfax, Va.; Reed and Alanna Krahulec, Leesburg, Va.; Jack Chaney and Marissa Gorter, Herndon, Va.; Joshua, Zachary, and Kamryn Moris, Monticello, Minn.; and Kaitlynne Eller, Shakopee, Minn. She also has many nieces and nephews who survive her.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas L. Hyland, and siblings William Sullivan, Raymond Sullivan, Adele (Sullivan) Alden, Mary (Sullivan) Sandvold, and Lewis Sullivan.