Bro. Dale Day, 87, Versailles

first_imgLong time Versailles minister Bro. Dale Day, 87, went to be with the Lord on the Lord’s Day, Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 5:45pm at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Wakenda, Missouri on February 11, 1931 the son of Kelly and Erasta Stidham Day. He was married to LaVerne Andress on May 23, 1954 and his wife of 64 years survives. Besides his wife the love of his life was his four daughters Debra (JR) Stephen, Dawna (Keith) Mathews, and Dana (Jamie) Vest all of Versailles, and Danita (Bryant) Rogers of Cross Plains; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Tom (Lorine) Day of Versailles; three sisters Pruda Setser, Mary Ellen Thieman, and Pauline (Irvin) Hart all of Versailles; also his brother and sister-in-law Larry and Rita Andress of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Harlan and Joe Day, and his sister Lillie Mae Hisle. Dale grew up in the Shelby Church neighborhood and was a 1951 graduate of New Marion High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1952 to 1954 in Germany with the 124th Armored Division, rising to the rank of Corporal. For service to his country Dale received the Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He graduated from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 1958 and his first pastorate was the Holton Christian Church. He founded the Versailles Church of Christ in 1958 and conducted his last service at there in December of 2016. Dale helped found the Whitewater Christian Fellowship in 1961 which was dedicated to the establishment of new churches. He loved America and was very patriotic and also was an advocate for Right to Life. Funeral services for Dale will be held on Friday, August 24th at 11am at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale’s grandson Bro. Micah Stephen officiating assisted by Bro. Earl Thomas, and Dale’s nephew Randy Thieman, minister of the Versailles Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.last_img

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