Daniel Louis Worland, 88, of Vincennes, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at his residence.
He was born July 6, 1932, in Vincennes to Raymond Daniel and Mary Theresa “Mamie” Halter. Daniel’s wife, Wanda Louise (Kolehouse) Worland, passed away April 12, 2020.
He was a 1950 graduate of Wheatland High School and studied at St. Meinrad for a short time. Dan served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a mechanic at Miller Construction, Mack Garage, and Stangle Elevator until he found his true love of farming and raising livestock. Daniel and Wanda moved to the family farm in 1960. Dan was a Crow’s/Channel seed corn dealer, where he and Wanda enjoyed many trips for meetings. Dan won many awards for his farming techniques.
Dan loved his Fourth of July weekend birthday parties and Sunday family dinner. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, a man of God, his faith and family were of utmost importance. Praying the Rosary was his daily ritual, and he attended Mass every chance possible. His memberships included St. Thomas Catholic Church (St. Francis Xavier Parish), St. Thomas Men’s Club, and the Knights of Columbus.
Dan’s favorite sayings were: “For all sad words of tongue and pen. The saddest are these, ‘It might have been,’ from John Greenleaf Whittier, and his other favorite thing to say was “An Young Ha Say Yo.”
Survivors include his children, Marquita Branson of Vincennes, Philip (Becky) Worland of San Jose, California, Greg (Kellee) Worland of Vincennes, Andy (Mary) of Vincennes, Mary Lou (Todd) McClung, Sam (Dana) Worland of Vincennes, Joe (Melissa) Worland of Santa Ana, California, Pat (Beth) Worland, Susan (Richard) Miller of Vincennes, Melinda (Richard) Sloan of Evansville; his 30 grandchildren, Danielle (Brian) Lakin, Jennifer (Eric) Shearer, Derek Hedge, Elisa Worland, Josh (Stephanie) Worland, Jared Worland, Jonathan (Brianna) Worland, Jason (Coral) Worland, Morgan (Ian) Frink, Makenzie Harrison, Brad (Ashley) Clark, Kayley Brian, Brandon Brian, Dominic McClung, Ellie McClung, Olivia Worland, Lexi Worland, Whittaker Worland, Wiley Worland, Brianna Worland, Hillary (Josh) Trotter, Hannah (Brandon) Groves, Racheal (Curtis) Bouchie, William Miller, Daniel Miller, Emily Miller, Christopher Sloan, Ben Sloan, Alec Sloan, Caroline Sloan; 14 great grandchildren, Eloise Lakin, Landon Shearer, Griffin Shearer, Maverick Shearer, Luke Worland, Kate Worland, Jaxon Worland, Braden Clark, Blake Clark, Kaden Trotter, Kegan Trotter, Rhlynn Groves, Remi Groves, Clark Bouchie, and one on the way; brothers, Olan Worland, Earl “Butch” (Gloria) Worland, Steve (Ann) Worland, Jerry (Janet) Worland; sisters, Rose Marie (Marvin) Kormann, Sue (George) Vash; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Wanda (Kolehouse) Worland, whom he married on Dec. 26, 1953; a daughter, Rose Marie Brian; a son, Carl Worland; two grandchildren, Justin Utt and Alaina Worland; a great grandchild, Emerson Lakin; his brothers, James Worland, Paul (Margie) Worland, and Bob Worland; and a sister, Jeanie Mullens.
A Mass of Christin Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Rev. Tony Ernst officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m.
Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Francis Xavier Parish, St. Meinrad Archabbey, or the Rose Marie Brian Scholarship Fund.
Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Daniel Worland.