Obituary: Henry Harrison Day Jr.,


Henry Harrison Day Jr., 84, of Hanna, formerly of Peoria, Ill. passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 21, 2013 at the Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland Colorado.

He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to Henry and Lilly Berniece Day.

He married Donna Jean Lindley in Bartonville, Ill.on Jan. 23, 1954, she survives. Also surviving are his five children, Cindy (Wayne) Schuck, of Spring Valley, Ill., Steve (Leora) Day, of Mapleton, Ill., Brenda Dillree, of Peoria Heights, Ill., Debbie (Phil) Purkel, of Peoria, Illinois, and Mark Day, of Peoria, two brothers, Paul ( Carole) Day, of Canton, Ga., and Larry (Marcia) Day of Bartonville, Ill., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Janet.

Henry attended grade school in Southern Illinois and moved to Peoria where he attended Manual High School and Bradley University. Henry served four years as an Aviation Electrician in the United States Navy. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 34 and worked many years as a electrician. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Charles D. Lodger Post No. 65 in Glasford, Ill. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time fishing, hunting, and camping. After retirement, Henry and Donna moved to Wyoming to enjoy the mountains.

He became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hanna on April 4, 2004.

Memorial Services was Sept. 24 at the Valley Chapel located in the Saratoga Cemetery.

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