Joseph P. Hylla, 91, of Nashville, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Nashville.
He was born on November 3, 1926 in Nashville, the son of Joseph and Ada Jankowski Hylla. He married Virginia Ogilvie on January 31, 1950 in Atlanta, Ga., and she survives in Nashville.
Besides his wife of 68 years, he is survived by two sons, Donald (Tonya Chipman) Hylla of Monticello and David Hylla of Springfield; three grandchildren; Rhonda (Eric) Schmidt of St. Jacob, Todd Hylla of St. Joseph and Samantha Hylla of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Ethan Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Travis Hylla.
Joseph was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired union laborer with Local #548 where he also served as secretary. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, Nashville American Legion Post #110 and the Washington County Sportsman’s club. He loved to hunt and fish.
All services will be private. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.