Myron Lester “Mike” Day, age 86, of Delano, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, after a long illness.
Mike was born March 13, 1934, the son of Marjorie (Lester) and Fred Day.
Early in his adult life, Mike served as a mechanic in the Air Force, fostering a love of aviation that led to acquiring a private pilot’s license.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the University of Minnesota, where he met his wife of 60 years, Janet, who survives him. He is also survived by their children, Linda, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Donavon (Cathy), of Sacramento, CA; and their grandchildren, Rachel and Zachary.
Mike worked as an investigator in the Federal Department of Agriculture for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
Throughout his life he held to a strong Christian faith, nurtured through the United Methodist Church.
He had a good sense of humor, was an avid reader, held strong beliefs, and was proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed bird watching, repairing cars, deer hunting, boating, ice fishing, and putt-putting his John Deere model B through the Leech Lake woods.
Most of all, he was a family man, a loyal husband, and father who loved his family. We will miss him.
An outdoor service took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, with reviewal from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at the Delano United Methodist Church. Military honors followed the service. Interment was in the Sumter Cemetery in rural Brownton.
A link to watch the service is available on http://itenfuneralservices.com/.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.