|10/9/2012 4:46:00 PM|
Don Day, 69, of Windom died Oct. 7, 2012, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls following a massive stroke on Oct. 3.
Memorial services will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Butler officiating.
Special music will be provided by Carol Vought, organist; Nadine Forman and Keith Lohse, vocalists.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Don Day was born Sept. 14, 1943, to John Jr. and G. Jayne Day in Prosperity, Pa. He was baptized and later confirmed in the Presbyterian Church in Prosperity, Pa.
He received his education from Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania before attending Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa. He was recruited by the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles, but chose to finish his undergraduate degree. He then received his Masters of Science from the University of Illinois in Champagne/Urbana.
Don was the first person inducted into the Hall of Fame at Delaware Valley College for wrestling and baseball.
In 1982, Don married Mary Schuetz Hubbard in Anoka. They lived all over the world during Don's 46-year career in the beef industry. Most recently, Don was working at PM Beef in Windom.
Don was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Windom. He also was a member of the Windom Lions Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Windom Country Club.
He enjoyed all sports, reading, playing cards and was an avid golfer. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randall and J.C. Day.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Day of Windom; four children: Paul (Ethel) Day of Lincoln University, Pa.; Michelle (Kevin) Allen of Beaumont, Texas; Denise (Bill) Driscoll of Hatboro, Pa.; and Brandi (Brian) Goeser of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren; four sisters: Debra (Dr. Bob) Brumfield of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sue (Gray) Stahl of Norfolk, Va.; Karen (Dr. Mike) Callahan of Galeton, Pa.; and Cindy (Tim) English of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Jon (Dee) Schuetz of Plattsmouth, Neb.