David Day, age 66, of Broadus died of natural causes at his home in Broadus, MT on Sunday morning April 14, 2013.
He was born in Oakes, ND, the eldest of 8 children to Clifford and Arlone (Wilberts) Day. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church. He attended Oakes High School and joined the Navy in 1966 and was honorably discharged. He married Karen Hatzenbeller in 1974 at Aberdeen SD. He married Gaylene Hall in 1991 at Broadus, MT. Both wives preceded him in death.
He was an over the road truck driver until 1989 when a fall from a truck severely disabled him until his death. He was well known for his beautiful leather work and teaching this art to young 4-H children. He loved fishing, hunting and a good game of pinochle.
He is survived by his son Bil Day of Aberdeen, SD; 3 brothers Clayton (Jane) of Wyndmere, Jeffery (Kathleen) of West Fargo and Mike (Lynn) of Moorhead; 3 sisters Diane (Verne) Skjefte of Oakes, Debbie (Fritz) Maddock of Guelph and Carla (Stephen) Parrish of Des Moines IA. He is also survived by 3 step-children Jamie and Joey Hatzenbeller of Aberdeen and Julie Downs of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Daryl, grandparents William and Rosa Day and Jacob and Olga Wilberts and nephew, James Skjefte.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00pm at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Broadus with full military honors.
Another memorial service will be held at the Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes, ND on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00pm with burial following in the Glover Cemetery.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Broadus has been entrusted with arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com