Wayne Donovan Killand

March 30, 1930 — June 28, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Lake Mills, IO

Public Viewing

  •   Starts:
    Thu, July 11 2019, 3 p.m.
  •   Ends:
    5 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Memorial Service

Tri-City resident Wayne Killand, 89, was born in the mid-west to Orville and Cora Killand at the beginning of the Great Depression and passed away on June 28th, 2019. He lived his early years on a farm and moved to the Tri-Cities in the mid-forties. 

He graduated from Columbia High School (Richland) and attended college in eastern Washington.  He married his high school sweetheart Joanne in Richland in the early 1950’s.  They had three children: Bruce, Lori, and Brian. 

Wayne worked on the Hanford Project for 39 years, retiring from a Health Physics manager position in the late 1980’s.  He was active as a Boy Scout leader, served on his church’s senior center board of directors, enjoyed traveling (visiting all fifty states), duplicate and party bridge, yardwork, building birdhouses, and was an avid Bomber basketball fan. 

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, two brothers and his son-in-law.  He is survived by Joanne his wife, their three children, two daughter-in-law’s, five grandchildren and their spouses, and eight great-grandchildren, along with numerous extended family. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Einan’s at Sunset in the Chapel. A family graveside service will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  A memorial service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Richland Lutheran Church.  Donations may be made to Richland Lutheran Church’s Good News Media Ministry or the Chaplaincy’s Hospice program.


Guestbook for

Wayne Donovan Killand


  • Bruce and Lori, I just saw this late tonite. I didn't hear about your Dad's passing until reading the sandstorm. I am so sorry to hear this. Wish we'd known earlier and could have attended his memorial. Thinking of you both and Brian and your Mom. ~Sharon

    Erick and Sharon Isaacson
    July 12, 2019
    Richland
  • Bruce Brian and Lori...I was so sorry to heard about your parents passing. So many fond memories of them and the rest of the family from Church and Scouts. May the Lord be with at this time and always. -Michael

    Michael Rivers
    July 12, 2019
    Wichita., Kansas
  • Lori, Bruce & Brian, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of both your parents within such a short time. As you all know, I spent many, many hours in your home during my growing up years and have so many memories of them both. One of my favorites was my mom taking a birthday cake to your mom on her birthday and then your mom walking down the street with a cake for my mom's birthday three days later. Your mom made the best cinnamon toast for breakfast when I would spend the night. And it was a huge big deal when your mom got a brand new car. I think the whole neighborhood showed up to admire her car. Isn't it funny the things we remember. My most vivid memory of your dad was his wonderful smile. Oh, how I wish I could be there to honor both their memories tomorrow. Love to all of you!!

    Diane Fowler Pagan
    July 11, 2019
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Bruce, Lori, and Brian, so very sorry of the loss of both your parents in just a few days. One has to wonder sometimes why things happen that way. Only God know why. I have known your folks for over 50 years. Always heard good things for them both. We thank them both for the years in Scouting and all the young people who owe pat of their upbringing to them thru Scouts and Church. The support they gave to others, as they did for us when both my folks passed and then when our son Michael passed they were there for us. Your Dad joins others from 48/248 from long ago. My Dad, Sid A, Jack W., John H., Don D., Steve W. Gene A., and many others. God Bless and be with you all.

    Mike and Carol Tesky
    July 10, 2019
    Kennewick Wa.
  • It was with grief I viewed Wayne's obit. We first met in the 1950's when we both worked in Radiation Protection for General Electric. Later we were Backyard neighbors for over 10 years. That friendship continued after we both retired with visits at the Richland Senior Center and visits to his and Joane's home on Sanford Ave in Richland. Take care until we meet again- Leo

    Leo Kocher
    July 9, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Jo, and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you in your sorrow.

    Terry (Conway) George
    July 8, 2019
    Spokane
  • My thoughts and prayers to the entire Killand family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Mr. Killand from Richland Lutheran Church. May you all find peace in sharing your memories of him with eachother.

    Lisa (Sorenson) Harrow
    July 8, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • I have many found memories of Mr. Killand and going on scouting trips. He was a kind and thoughtful man.

    RC Schrotke
    July 8, 2019
    W. Rhld
  • So sorry for your loss, Wayne was a good man, and a hard worker , He will be missed!

    Margie Worcester & family
    July 7, 2019
    Kennewick, Wa.
  • A fine neighbor. You will be missed my friend.

    Jerry Lynn
    July 7, 2019
    Richland, Washington
  • Brian, so sorry for your loss.

    Kevin Ryan
    July 6, 2019
    Mill Creek, Wa.
  • Wayne was always one of the best rad-con managers Hanford ever had. He was very ethical, tactful, kind, intelligent and most of all, Wayne cared!

    Dixie Baird
    July 3, 2019
    Payson, AZ
  • I wish to express my sorrow upon hearing of Wayne's passing. I have many fond memories of riding the bus to and from work with him while working at Hanford (and we still had the bus service). He was one of four men who sat toward the back of the bus so they could stretch out their portable table so they could play bridge to pass the time. I was impressed by their creativity as the table was a piece of cloth that was anchored to the seat armrests with tygon tubing to hold it in place. If someone needed to get by, two guys would undo two of the tubing links, let them pass, then retie the tubing so the game could continue. Wayne always treated me with dignity and respect, whether on the bus or at work. He will be missed. I was blessed to work with one of his sons, Brian, the last years of my career at Hanford as we both provided training services for the Hanford Site. I know God will embrace the family with His comforting and healing love.

    Gary Bush
    July 2, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Hi Wayne. Not too many of us left of the "old RM gang". We shared many experiences at PUREX and theyll be in my memories forever. Bill

    Bill Hodges
    July 2, 2019
    Richland
  • Farewell, Mr. Killand, and thank you for being the kind of Scout leader and example we all wanted to emulate. For Mrs. Killand, Bruce, Lori, and Brian, our thoughts are with you now.

    David Carson
    July 2, 2019
    Richland

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