Richard Day July 27, 1949-September 16, 2023

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Richard D. “Dick” Day, 74 of Prairie du Chien , WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. 

He was born in Sparta, WI, on July 27, 1949, the son of Alvin and Marjorie (Kampman) Day. He graduated from Sparta High School with the class of 1967 before attending Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI. 

Richard married Jean Severson on February 12, 1972, in Holmen, WI and together, they raised three children. Richard’s wife Jean preceded him in death in 2003. 

He worked on the railroad before working for the telephone company in Prairie du Chien where he stayed for 42 years until retirement. He later married Mary (Novey) Millin on April 23, 2005, and they lived in Prairie du Chien until his passing.

 Richard enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and various different lanterns. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going camping with his family in Fountain City, WI. 

He is survived by his wife of 18 years Mary; his children Amy (Mike) Marohl, Jamie Day, and Corey (Jamie Jo) Day; stepchildren Alicia (Jeff) Millin-Zehner, Jeremy (Emily McKenzie) Millin, and Dustin Millin; grandchildren Marissa, Mattingly, Mercedes, Maris, Miranda, Mason, Mitchell, and Megan Marohl, Dallas, Lydia, Ashley, and Calvin Day, and Mercedes Zehner. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Jeanie Woods, Phyllis Manske, and Bill Day.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with burial in the Boscobel Cemetery in Boscobel, WI. 

Friends may call at the Garrity Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. and also at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of departure for church. 

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