Andy Hoylan

Wilkeson resident Andy John Holyan Sr., 78, died Dec. 29, 2010, in Tacoma.

He was born April 17, 1932, in South Prairie and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Akwa shipyards and was a retired Wilkeson firefighter. He loved hunting, fishing, working with wood and leather and making toys. He was a past master of the South Prairie Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by wife Jerroll Holyan of the home in Wilkeson; son Andy J. “Zeke” Holyan of Buckley; daughter Jill Sellers of Buckley; brother Kenneth Holyan and wife Judy of Arizona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Weeks’ Funeral Home.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at

Memorials may be made to the Wilkeson Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Wilkeson, 98396.