Michael Day

Obituary of Michael Day

 

            

Michael Fredrick Day, 68, of South Jacksonville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 8, 2017.  He was born January 7, 1949, in Jacksonville, to Evelyn J. Daily Day.

 Michael is survived by the love of his life, wife, Linda, four children, Karen (Robb) Mudd of Jacksonville, Amy (Michael) McKarnen of Palmyra, Dawn (Chris) Privia of Arenzville, and Quentin (Ashley) Lucassen Day of Virginia; 14 grandchildren, Karsyn, Kendyl, Austin, and Jordan Mudd, Tyler and Nathan McKarnen, Abbie, Kylie, and Alexis McGinnis, Matthew and Courtney Privia, Jayden Lucassen Day, and Johnathan and MacKenzie Shaner; and one great-granddaughter, Mia Emily Sanders.  Michael is also survived by two sisters, Linda Day of Jacksonville and Chris (Donnie) Birch of Mason City, two brothers, Terry D. Day of Jacksonville and Paul (Mike Dugard) Day of Peoria, and several nieces and nephews. 

                  Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn J. Daily Day, maternal grandparents Gerald M. and Jeanette Carson Daily, paternal grandparents Fred E. and Marguerite Darush Day, and two grandchildren in infancy, Reese Mudd and Zachary McKarnen.

                  Michael was a 1967 graduate of Jacksonville High School.  He worked for Oscar Meyer and as a water and sewer operator for many years.  After semi-retiring, he went to work as a custodian at Franklin High School where he remained for the past 6 years.  He thoroughly enjoyed his work at the school and the friendships he made there.  He also enjoyed spending his time outside.  Over the years he raised goats out at the old farm, went camping with his wife and grandkids, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching all of their sports activities.  As an avid sports fan, Mike’s favorite teams were the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Reds, Notre Dame football and Illini basketball.  He was a member of First Christian Church.

                  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at First Christian Church in South Jacksonville, with burial at East Cemetery.  The family will meet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Williamson Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Franklin High School Athletics or the American Heart Association.  Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.