Dennis L. Day, 77, of Smithton, died Sunday, August 1, 2021. He was born July 16, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a son of the late Earl and Janet Day. Prior to retirement he was employed as a truck driver. Dennis was a member and elder at West Newton United Presbyterian Church, member and past commander of American Legion Post 118, Wayzata, Minnesota, and member of Hempfield Hunt Club. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Dennis was an avid cribbage player; history buff; a great cook; and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Terri (Heath) Day; three children, Dan L. Day and wife, Jeannie, Carrie Lynn Parris and husband, Alan and Victoria Strickler and husband, Don; eight grandchildren, Corey, Derek, Samantha and Andrew Day, Keegan, Gavin and Declan Parris, and Peyton Day; three sisters, Doris O’Neill, Harriet Carlson, and Jane Freund; two brothers, Jim and William Day; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Bruce, Lowell, Harold, Lyle, John and Douglas Day; and sisters, Margaret Lessard and Marian Bowser. Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Friday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine Street, West Newton. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Saturday at West Newton United Presbyterian Church, 4th and Main St., West Newton with Pastor John Tirpak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 118, 949 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN, 55391 or West Newton United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 314, West Newton PA 15089. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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