Henry Harrison Day Jr., 84, of Hanna, Wyoming, formerly of Peoria, Illinois passed away at 9:50AM September 21, 2013 at the Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland Colorado. He was born October 4, 1928 in St Louis, Missouri to Henry and Lilly Berniece Day. He married Donna Jean Lindley in Bartonville, Illinois on January 23, 1954, she survives. Also surviving are his 5 children, Cindy (Wayne) Schuck of Spring Valley, Illinois, Steve (Leora) Day of Mapleton, Illinois, Brenda Dillree of Peoria Heights, Illinois, Debbie (Phil) Purkel of Peoria, Illinois, and Mark Day of Peoria, Illinois, 2 brothers, Paul ( Carole) Day of Canton, Georgia and Larry (Marcia) Day of Bartonville, Illinois, 8 grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Janet. Henry attended grade school in Southern Illinois and moved to Peoria, Illinois where he attended Manual High School and Bradley University. Henry served 4 years as an Aviation Electrician in the United States Navy. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 34 and worked many years as a electrician. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Charles D. Lodger Post #65 in Glasford, Illinois. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time fishing, hunting, and camping. After retirement, Henry and Donna moved to Wyoming to enjoy the mountains. He became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hanna, Wyoming on April 4, 2004.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:00pm