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“Our sincere sympathy to all your family. May your memories sustain you. Richard & Barb Young ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Young

“What can I say, I met this man almost 18 years ago when I married his Grandson. He was a very kind, loving and family man! He was a jokester. Which...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Amy Day - Blue Mound, IL

“First met Marion at CAT.as a Plant Sec. Officer,then at Moundford Free Methodist as a member.We will all miss his smile.Our prayer's & sympathy to...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Jerry Moore - Decatur, IL

“Aww, I'm so sorry to hear about Marion. He has been such a joy to connect with in the Keystone community, even before he lived there. Such a warm...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Neely B. - Decatur, IL

“Uncle Marion always had time to talk to you and always had smile on his face. I remember him coming visit my parents Marvin(Gene) and Judy Harris,...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Martin Harris - East Petersburg, PA

“We send our condolences to the Day Family at this difficult time. Our Prayers are with all of you. The Bracken's ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Bracken - Illiopolis, IL

“I worked in the same dept. at Cat with Marion. Very upstanding & honest man. My sincere sympathy to the family for your loss. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis L. Ritchie - Mt. Zion, IL

“We have good memories of Marion and Jaunita. Our sympathy to the family in your loss. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Jack and Kathy Hill - Maroa, IL

“Our sympathy goes out to your family for your loss. It was always fun being around your dad. His smile, sense of humor and "mischievous pranks"...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Roger & Sherryl Young - Maroa, IL

“I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Day family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Burl be foremost in your hearts and minds along...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: MB

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Day family at the loss of Burl. I know that he will dearly missed by all. May God bless and keep all of you...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara J Goble

“Marion worked for us after his retirement for many years. He picked up cars around central Illinois for customers needing service. We all really...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Geoff Isringhausen - Springfield, IL

“The word that comes to mind when I think of Mr. Day was strong but gentle. A great family man, always looking after and wanting the best for his...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Purpura - friend

“Marion was such a kind man who will truly be missed. His jolly laugh and contagious smile would always light up the room! My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Amanda Maleche

“Larry, we're so sorry to hear about your Dad. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Glen and Bonnie Morgan - IL

“We had many years of fun working together. You could always count on Marion for a smile and a positive thought. I'll miss him and will never forget...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Goone - springfield, IL

“Larry, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He always had a big smile and a hello when I went into Caterpillar. He will be missed. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Charlie Land - Cadiz, KY - Friend

“The rain came down steadily as the thunder rolled in the distance like the memory of an artillery barrage unleashed in a battle fought long ago....Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: David M Freyling - Decatur, IL


Burl "Marion" Day, 86 of Decatur, IL a World War II veteran and Caterpillar retiree died at 8:05 a.m., Monday February 18, 2013.
A service to celebrate Marion's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Dawson & Wikoff North Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time. Marion will be laid to rest in the Maroa Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to DMH Hospice or the Keystone Meadows Flagpole Project. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
Marion was born August 7, 1926, in DeWitt County, the son of Burl C. Day and Gladys H. (Ballance) Day. He married Juanita A. Harris on November 10, 1946 in Maroa. She preceded him in death on March 1, 1976.
Marion served his country in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during W.W. II. He grew up on a farm and briefly farmed when he returned from the war. He worked for thirty seven years at Caterpillar and retired in 1991. He then shuttled cars for Isringhausen until 2005. Marion was a member of Moundford Free Methodist Church.
Surviving is his children: Janice Day and her husband Howard Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK, Joyce Carolus and her husband Doug of Forsyth, Joann Woolums and her husband Joe of Clinton, and Larry Day and his wife Cynthia of Decatur; grandchildren: Christine Cox and her husband Rick of Long Creek, Jeanette Ferguson and her husband David of Clinton, Larry Andrew Day and his wife Amy of Blue Mound, Laura Cross and her husband John of West Point, NY, Joseph Woolums and his wife Joy of Lafayette, GA, and Thomas Bromley of Oklahoma City, OK; step-granddaughter: Keri Hinson and her husband Jason of Belleville; great grandchildren: Danielle, Josh, Rilee, Jordan, Jadon, Tessa, Sophia, Carter, Zach, Nikki, Whitney, Chad, Colten, Audry, and Riley; siblings: Esther Crotchett and her husband Ken of Springfield, Paul Day and his wife Wanda of Decatur, Maurice Day and his wife Nancy of Maroa, Carole Schove and her husband Lonnie of Normal, and Margaret Grissom of Maroa.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Juanita, sister: Shirley Day, and three great grandchildren: Tabitha, Ricky, and Rocky, brother-in-law: Everett Grissom.

The family wishes to thank those who helped care for Marion in his final years. They include Dr. Roberto Pabalate, Dr. Mario Velasco, and DMH Hospice Staff. They would also like to thank Jami Bray and the staff at Keystone Meadows for the excellent care and their ability to make Keystone Marion's home for the past 3 ½ years.

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