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Dennis Day

Fort Madison, Iowa


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King-Lynk Funeral Home Obituary

Dennis Allen Day, 59, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 9:01 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on August 10, 1957 in Keokuk, IA to Rodney Orville & Donna Dimple Gorham Day. He married Carol Ann Cross Vass on July 21, 1997 in Fort Madison, IA. He worked at Roquette America in Keokuk for 37 years and has been involved in Karate for 30 years. He achieved 4th Degree Master in Tang Soo Do Karate. Dennis is survived by: his wife: Carol Day of Fort Madison, IA; 1-daughter: Amelia (James) West of Springfield, IL; 1-son: Joe (Kati) Day of Springfield, IL; 1-step daughter: Brianna Vass of Fort Madison, IA; 3-step sons: Brent (Carrie) Vass of Fort Madison, IA, Brian (Tiana) Vass of Fort Madison, IA & Benjamin (Anna) Vass of Surprise, AZ; several grandchildren and 3-brothers: Clarence (Pat) Day of Keokuk, IA, Steven (Janell) Day of Keokuk, IA & Terry (Lynn) Day of Quincy, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Bill Willis officiating. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice. Online condolences to Dennis' family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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I fondly remember Dennis from work and briefly from karate he will be missed.

Our sympathies for your loss. I will remember him with warmth from WTSDA events in Iowa and Minnesota. He provided a gentle and kind guidance that will be remembered. May he rest in eternal peace.

Dennis was one very special man. He will be missed.

Dennis will be missed. He was a good friend and I'll allways be thanking of him. Larry

Carol, so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Master Day greatly in Region 3. He was dedicated and had Indomitable Spirit. We will miss him at our Regional functions, he was always there at events and loved to teach. We are praying you have much comfort in knowing that he has gone on to Heaven and is at peace now.
Tang Soo!

Master Day willl be missed. Always had a smiled and willingness to engage in a conversation. Always willing to engagae in a teaching moment.

I worked with D Day for 35 years . Graduated from same class. He will be missed.

Dennis you were always quick to laugh and share your knowledge with others. We'll miss you sir.

Dennis was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Keokuk, and I still considered Dennis a good friend even though I have not been in contact for years. Dennis will be missed by all, my thoughts and prayers to all the family. Ralph