February 2nd, 1938 - August 7th, 2018
Neal Day, 80, of Winterset died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Madison County Health Care System in Winterset.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 9, at Ochiltree Funeral Service; where family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 10, at the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Charles with burial in the Winterset Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church and/or Madison County Health Care System of Winterset.
Arthur Neal Day was born February 2, 1938, in Decatur County, Iowa; the son of Oscar and Hazel (Helton) Day. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1957 and served in the Army National Guard from 1954 to 1960. His marriage to Marilyn Lyddon took place on October 20, 1957, in Van Meter, Iowa and to this union three children were born, Dan, Mike and Marcia.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Charles and had been a member of Earlham Church of Christ for many years, where he served as Deacon.
Neal started his working career at Bizmart Supervalu before he started farming which he did the rest of his working years. He raised registered Appaloosas and enjoyed showing and judging them. He served on the board of the Midwest Appaloosa Association and was also a member of the National Appaloosa Association.
Neal loved football and during his high school years was offered an athletic scholarship to Iowa State which he turned down so he could fulfill his dream of farming. All this said, he loved family most of all and cherished the time he could spend with them.
Neal is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Day of Winterset; his three children, Dan (Lori) Day of Earlham, Mike (Tammy) Day of Urbandale, and Marcia (Greg) Hendricks of Winterset; siblings, Max (Joyce) Day of Cedar Rapids and Don (Nancy) Day of Runnells; eleven grandchildren, Brent (Angie) Day, Deanne (Tony) Hemker, Amanda Day, Amy Day, Ethan (Amanda) Day, Drew Harris, Reid Harris, TJ Hendricks, Reed Hendricks, Wyatt Hendricks and Sami Jo Hendricks; four great-grandchildren, Gavin Day, Blake Freese, Jordan Litts and Vyla Houg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Clifford Day, Junior Day, Lester (Margaret) Day, Dorothy (Richard) Cassity, and Helen (Ray) Loy.
|Date of Birth
||February 2nd, 1938
|Date of Death
||August 7th, 2018