Dorothy M. (DeMenter) Day, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018 following a long battle with dementia.
Dorothy was born July 20, 1930, in Escanaba, MI, to the late Charles and Laura (Mercier) DeMenter. Following graduation, she worked for Sieberts Store and at the Rialto Movie Theater. That is where she met Wally Day. During his many visits to the movie theater to see her, she would give him free popcorn. They were united in marriage on October 14, 1950 and just celebrated 68 years together. They were blessed with 6 children.
Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, music, and dancing. She also loved spending time with family. grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Both Dorothy and Wally volunteered at the Wells Senior Center for many years.
In addition to her loving husband, Wally Day, she is survived by:
4 Sons: Michael Day of Green Bay, WI
David (Sheri) Day of Green Bay, WI
James (Judy) Day of Cottage Grove, MN
Robert (Brenda) Day of Escanaba, MI
2 Daughters: Sharon (Dan) Krouth of New Franken, WI
Mary Krouth of Hobart, WI
2 Brothers: Chuck (Wanda) DeMenter
Joe (Vicky) DeMenter
Brother-In-Law: Floyd Swift
1 Sister: Lottie Cole
3 Sister-In-Laws: Bertha Wurl
Grandchildren: Kristi (Scott) Schertz, Jessica (Francisco) Perez, Amy (Eric) Fleming, Laura (AJ) Daigle, Ashley (Brian) York, Cory (Missy) Day, Amanda (Andrew) Winters, Amber (Adam) Kantner, Missy (Alex) Falish, Kimberly (Budd Bergloff) Day, Matthew (Special Friend, Savanna George) Day, Kailey Day, and Amanda (Ethan) Marenger
And 22 Great Grandchildren
She is preceded in death by:
Grandchildren: Michael and Christopher Day
Daughter-In-Law: Marilyn Day
Brother-In-Laws: Don Cole, Keith Trombley, Jack Wurl, Lesley Day, Earl Day, and Melbourne Day
Sister-In-Laws: Ella (Val) Falkingham, Lois Swift, Ruby (Pat) Skeffington, Dorothy (Dick) Walling, Myrtle Kennedy, and Evelyn (Richard) Berkquist,
A special thank you to the staff at New Perspective Senior Living for their care and compassion for Dorothy.
Family will receive friends Friday, December 21, 2018 from Noon until 2:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wells, MI with a luncheon to follow. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Day family.