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Milton ‘Bob’ Day

May 25, 2010

Milton ‘Bob’ Day

ESTHERVILLE – Memorial services for Milton ‘Bob’ Day, 89, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn A. Potter officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion 91 of Estherville.

He died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Milton M. “Bob” Day, the son of Lester and Gladys (Arnett) Day, was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Jackson, Minn.

He received his education in the Jackson, Minn., schools, graduating from Jackson High School. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Service in anti-tank and rifle division, also was an occupational counselor during World War II.

On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lavonne Sears in San Francisco, Calif. Bob has lived in San Francisco, Jackson and Estherville. He owned and operated Quality Dry Cleaners for twenty-five years and later was employed at John Morrell and Company for 15 years. Bob retired in 1990. Lavonne passed away Nov. 10, 1998.

On June 21, 2002, Bob was united in marriage to Esther Williams in Las Vegas, Nev. Bob was an avid golfer and made a hole in one in 1978 at the Estherville Country Club.

He was an active member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist men’s group and served as a funeral usher for over 40 years. Bob was also an active volunteer of Teleacare services.

Left to cherish Bob’s memory is his wife, Esther, of Estherville; sons, Michael Day of Redland, Calif. and William Day of Omaha, Neb.; step-children, Douglas Williams of Park City, Utah, Steven Williams of Sunny Isle Beach, Fla. and Rochelle Urwiller and her husband, Richard, of Broomfield, Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher Day, Jason Day, Makayla Day, Kelly Williams, Ricky Urwiller and Ryan Urwiller; great-grandchildren, Taylor Day, Gavin Day and Ryann Day and also by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lavonne; two brothers and a sister.

In lieu of flowers family prefer memorials to the United Methodist Church or ECHO. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com