Ralph Ivan Day, 86, Spencer

Ralph Ivan Day, the son of Robert and Cora (Luzader) Day was born September 18, 1927 in Martinsburg, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Martinsburg area until moving to Ottumwa, IA, where he graduated high school.

Ralph joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1946 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1953. He married Patricia Hoover in Ottumwa, IA on November 23, 1946. He worked for a furniture factory and Morton Freezer Foods before moving to Webster City, IA where he worked as an electrician. They then moved to Missouri, before moving to Spencer, IA in 2010.

Ralph enjoyed wood working, watching sports, reading, traveling, his dogs; Mandi and Patches, and especially spending time with his family.

Ralph passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Home at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Patricia on March 21, 2011; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers.

Left to cherish his memory are 3 children Cheryl (David) Smith of Omaha, NE, Linda (Dennis) Linn of Fostoria, IA, and Robert (Lori) day of Aurora, CO; 7 grandchildren, Matt (Salma) Smith, Tom (Jennifer) Smith, Kelli (Paul) Bloomquist, Katie (Brian) Balk, Kristi (Ryan) Swedean, Jon (Kylee) Day, and Jordan (Nicole) Day; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Klein; and many friends.