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Memorial for Gilbert "Gil" E. Day

Born in Chicago, IL on Dec. 25, 1929
Departed on May 10, 2017 and resided in Bartonville, IL.
Visitation: Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Service: Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00 pm
Cemetery: Swan Lake Memory Gardens
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Gilbert E. "Gil" Day, age 87, of Bartonville, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Farmington Manor.

Gil was born on December 25, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Harley S. and Nina F. (Tate) Day. He married Bernice Harmegnies on April 24, 1949 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice; two children, Michael (Georgia) Day of Mapleton, IL and Linda (Rob) Terlesky of Bartonville, IL; five grandchildren, Julie (Tim) Banister of Canton, IL, Geff (Mandy) Day of Bartonville, IL, Tobbias (Joyce) Day of Bartonville, IL, Staci (Bill) VanEtten of Bartonville, IL and Robbie Terlesky of Bloomington, IL and nine great-grandchildren, Serenity, Chase, Ella, Alivia, Nicole, Mallory, Graham, Addyson, and Brooklyn. Also surviving is his sister, Sara (Don) Piersall of Rapid City, SD and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Penny Day, and his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Owen Brown.

Gil worked for Kroger Co. in East Peoria from 1948 until he retired in 1990 and he was a fireman with the Limestone Fire Dept. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and coached Limestone Little League. Gil was an avid snowmobiler; he enjoyed hunting with his friends, the family fishing trips to Lake Osakis in Minnesota and he loved his cruises with Bernice.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1pm at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rev. Stephen Barch officiating. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made the Alzheimer's Association.

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