C. Howard Day


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 5:04 pm
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C. Howard Day, 86, of Rock Island, formerly of Milan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors by American Legion 569/200 and VFW 1303. Memorials may be made to the family which will later be directed to the VA military hospitals.
Howard was born on July 27, 1926, in Rock Island, the son of Clyde and Mildred Hill Day. He later married Grace Havens in 2001, after the death of both their spouses, Janet Cook of 53 years and Warren Havens of 50 years.
Mr. Day was a World War II Navy veteran.
He had been employed by the former International Harvester, Farmall Works Plant as head welder from 1949 until his retirement.
Howard was a member of Milan Eureka Lodge No. 69, Milan American Legion 569, Order of the White Shrine, Chicago, Art Guild of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He enjoyed iron metal designing in the Golden Sun RV Resort.
Survivors include his wife, Grace; children, Diane (Larry) Berg, Rock Island, Dan (Dyrene) Day, Tuscon, Ariz., Elizabeth Ann (Jim) Lee, Palm Dale, Calif., Cliff (Jody) Havens, Tama, Iowa.; several grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Maureen Bickle; brothers, Ray (Delores) Day, Earl (Marge) Day. He was preceded in death by parents, and sister, Virginia.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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