Wallace R. Day

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died August 25, 2019

Wallace R. Day, of Howard, WI, age 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the New Perspective Senior Living in Howard, WI.

Wally was born January 23, 1930, in Escanaba, MI, the son of Edmund and Alvina (Hall) Day. He attended and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1948. After high school he worked at the Ford Garage in Escanaba. In 1949 he started working for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He retired in 1992 after 43 years of service. After his retirement he worked 12 years on the Wells Township Board. Both Wally and Dorothy volunteered at the Wells Senior Center for many years.

Wally and Dorothy were united in marriage on October 14, 1950 and just celebrated 68 years together. They were blessed with six children. Wally enjoyed playing cards with family and friends,watching the Packers play, music and dancing.

Wally is survived by: 4 sons Michael Day of Green Bay, David (Sheri) Day of Green Bay, James (Judy) Day of Cottage Grove MN, Robert (Brenda) Day of Escanaba MI,; two daughters, Sharon(Dan) Krouth of New Franken, Mary Krouth of Hobart. Two sisters Shirley Trombley and Bertha Wurl. Brother-in-law Floyd Swift, Sister-in-law Lottie Cole, brother-in-laws Chuck(Wanda) DeMenter, Joe (Vicky) DeMenter.

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(Bud Bergloff) Day, Matthew(Savanna George) Day, Kailey Day, Amanda(Ethan)Marenger, and 23 great grandchildren with latest great grandson born August 2019 and another one due to arrive in February 2020.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy (December 2018), His parents, grandchildren Michael and Christopher Day, daughter-in-law Marilyn Day, Brothers Lesley Day, Earl Day and Melbourne Day, Brothers-in laws Don Cole, Keith Trombley,
Jack Wurl. Sisters Ella(Val) Falkingham, Lois Swift, Ruby(Pat) Skeffington, Dorothy (Dick) Walling, Myrtle Kennedy, Evelyn(Richard) Berkquist.

A special thank you to the staff at New Perspective Senior Living and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion for Wally.

Family will receive friends Saturday, August 31, 2019 from Noon until 2:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba, MI. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba, MI. A luncheon will follow at the Ford River Pub. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Day family.

5 Tributes for “Wallace R. Day

    Dear Day Family
    Wally Was my first real boss, and friend, I road the rails with him and enjoyed his wonderful influence on me!
    This man, A kind man, a gentleman and a Wiseman , may he rest under God’s pillow
    Until we meet again.
    Tom Stephenson

    Wally was a very good friend of my husband (Don Denissen} & Uncle Don Armstrong; who both are welcoming him I’m sure!! Rest in Peace Wally!!

    My Dearest Wally Day words cannot express how sadden I am by your passing.. Everyday you gave me something to look forward to at work just walking in to start my shift and see you sitting there waiting with a big smile on ur face saying good morning I will forever hold you close to my heart I am thankful for the time we shared…

    Wally was my first boss on the railroad when i started november 4,1974.I will never forget meeting him as his very loud green station wagon drove up to the shop,no muffler,bald tires,and he got out with a green hat and a cigar hanging out of his mouth,he walked in and said hi “kid”,im wally day!!When i took on the relief job 4 years later,i got to visit escanaba and thens when i met his wife dorthy or as i later learned her nick name “dirt”.I never left there house with out a good laugh!!I later met his daughter mary and her three great kids,amanda,amber,and missy and we enjoyed many fun times together at marys house and doing things together.We also would play cards when wally and dirt came down for the weekend at marys house,my guts always hurt on the way home from laughing my but off.Wally and I went to minnesota for school for a week and let me tell you,all the guys from milkwaukee had the time of there life with wally including the lady instructor,especially when wally couldnt get the dummys nose to light up giving her air for cpr and the instructor said give her more air wally!!He replied thats all i got!!I was on the floor laughing and she said i will pass wally as i couldnt take another week of him!!Great guy,will miss him!!

    i am sorry for your loss i am the son of a bitch that used to waky his ass up in da middle of the night and send his ass oiut in 20 below zero weather

    he’s a guud man thats all i gots ta sayi

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