Myron Dean “Bud” Day, 79, Chili, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born July 9, 1941, in Hammond, Indiana, he was the son of Bower “Sie” Duboise Day and Rosaleen Ruth (Robins) Day. On June 8, 1963, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Peru, Indiana, he was married to Barbara Lee Crume, and she survives.
Bud was a 1959 graduate of Rochester High School. He was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and retired after thirty-three years from Chrysler in Kokomo, where he was a member of the UAW Local 685. He loved fishing, deer hunting, Colts football, and all Indiana University sports. He enjoyed spending time at the campground with his wife and many friends, and traveling to Florida with the camper to Lake Josephine with his wife for fifteen winters. He was a hard worker, a very good father and grandfather, and an excellent husband. He loved his family very much, and he would go out of his way to help any of them at a moment's notice. He enjoyed being outside, whether in the garden, in the garage, or just talking to someone walking by. Bud was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger!
Survivors include his wife, Barb Day, Chili; mother, Rosie Day, Rochester; two children, Daniel D. (Donna) Day, Mexico; and Donald L. (Jami) Day, Peru; four granddaughters, Katie (Brandon) Hutchison, Lapel; Sara Day (Ryan Hepfer), Lapel; Jamie Day (Collin Loughman), Lapel; Hananyah “Nyah” Day, Greentown; five step-grandchildren, Mandy (John) Kriegel, Decatur; Jamey (Kyle) Clark, Evansville; Nathan Ralston (Jacqueline Smith), Allentown, PA; Dayne Hartleroad, Peru; and Danielle Hartleroad, Peru; thirteen great-grandchildren with another great-granddaughter arriving soon; one sister, Sianna Deeds, Macy; one brother, Robin (Pam) Day, Rochester; and one son-in-law, Eric (Deborah) Saddlemire, Denver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sie Day; daughter, Ann Saddlemire; and three brothers, Rex, Raymond, and David Day.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2021, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Peru, Indiana, with Rev. Adam Mauman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. For those unable to attend, you can watch the service live at www.mcclainfh.com/livestream
Visitation will be from 1-5 Sunday, January 3, 2021, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, where a Scripture Service will begin at 5:00 p.m. An additional hour of visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Masks are required at all times for all visitors in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Building Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Society, or Miami County Helping Hands. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.
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