Rickie Allen "Rick" "Ranger" Hyland, age 65, of Spring Valley, passed away Oct. 12, 2019, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
Rick was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Olmsted County to Lester and Shirley (Douglas) Hyland. He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1972. On Nov. 17, 1973, he was united in marriage to Janine Hamlin in Spring Valley. Early in his married life, he worked at the grain elevator for Lloyd Krum and milked cows on the Ray Capelle farm. He then went to work for the railroad before entering the 49ers union as an operating engineer. Before retirement, Rick started his dream business of ethical animal trapping, "Ranger's Rogue Wildlife Control."
Rick was an avid outdoorsman and his many interests and hobbies included: hunting, fishing, trapping, ranching, riding, roping and socializing. He also loved hunting and fishing trips to Northern Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming.
We were all privileged to have him in our lives; he was one-of-a kind.
Rick is survived by his wife, Janine of Spring Valley; children, Travis Hyland of Spring Valley, Trenton (Mandy) Hyland of Stewartville, and Tali (Michael Lemus) Hyland of Chicago; and five grandchildren, Jack, Tracker, Kylee, Macken and Patrick. He is also survived by his mother, Shirley Hyland of Spring Valley, and three siblings, Ron (Renee) Hyland of Owatonna, Rob (Holly) Hyland of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca (Tom) Munns of Owatonna. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester.
Please join Rick's family for a Farewell Social from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Five Wynds Event Centre in Spring Valley. Cocktails and Tall Tales to follow at Shooters in Wykoff.
Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.