Anita Marlene Day, 85, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born on September 22, 1937 in Beach Grove, Indiana she was the daughter of Norman and Gladys (William) Fark.
She attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1955. Marlene as she was referred to by everyone that knew her worked for Dry Food Storage where she met her husband, Donald Day and they were married on June 3, 1956. Together they adopted three children and remained in Plymouth working on the family farm. She found herself working the crops dealing with beef cattle and even milking. She was also employed at JJR Transportation and then worked as the Calvary Lutheran secretary for 13 years.
Marlene’s faith was strong as she was an active member at Calvary Lutheran since 1941. She was extremely involved with the church as teller, past president, secretary and treasurer of the Women’s Guild; caroling chair and chair of the trash and treasurer sale for many years.
Marlene had a very giving heart and was generous to her core. She served as a president and secretary of the West Township PTO, on the West Township 4-H council as well as a leader for photography, rabbits, and stamps. She was proud to hold all the offices at various times in the Old LaPorte Road Home Economic Club.
She was fond of camping and was a member of the Pathfinders Campers since 1967 where she held the offices of president, secretary and treasurer.
Anita is survived by her three children: Christine Lemler; Michael (Lisa Sherwood) Day of Plymouth; Melanie (Todd) Espich; three granddaughters: Ashley Craig, Jennifer Lemler, Amanda Lemler; five grandsons: Harold Lemler II, Michael Day, Nathan Day, Jeremie Espich and Dylan Espich.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald Day; her father Norman Fark, Mother Gladys Fark and sister Linda Duff.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 from 10:00-11:00 am at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563. A memorial service will immediately follow with Pastor Eric Ahlemeyer officiating.
Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church.
Jacki Garrison Larimore says
Melanie and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers sent.
Linda Jones says
Mike, Lisa and family. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your memories bring comfort in the days ahead.
Allen & Linda Jones
Shirley Gidley says
Marlene was a beautiful lady. Always enjoyed having coffee with Don and Marlene! Highlight of a morning out with the ole gang!
Could not have asked for a more loving couple who could show their love and caring for so many
My thoughts and love go out to all for this loss and May you all remember and exemplify their examples of love, caring, giving, and family.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Thinking of you, in your time, of sadness.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Marcia Firestone says
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed when the little visits from your mom and dad. They will be truly missed.
Linda Starr says
Sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
Marlene was a good woman who dearly loved her family.
Mat you be comforted by many wonderful memories.