“Marvelous Marv” Marvin Jason Day, 75, of Gaylord, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at home. Born in Kalkaska on March 6, 1946, he was the son of Carl and Gladys (Tink) Day.
For many years, Marvin lived in Kalkaska before moving to Gaylord. He worked in Gaylord for Champion/Plywood/Georgia Pacific for 37 years until retiring in 2006. Marvin was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved to watch and listen to the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions games. He was a terrific softball pitcher and coach, coaching several Co-ed and Men’s Softball Teams. He loved to bowl and was in bowling leagues in Gaylord. Marvin proudly served his nation in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Day, Gaylord; first wife, Pat (Floyd) Osga, of Cadillac; children, Jesse (Katherine) Day, of Gaylord, Kim Rutherford, of Springfield, Illinois, Jason (Andrea) Day of Cadillac, and Andrew (Jennifer) Day of Mancelona; grandchildren, Marissa, Kendra, Tristan, Liam, Calista, Elizabeth, John, Tyler, Ajaina, Isaac, Mackenzie, Alexis, Zander, Aidan, and Ian Day; great-grandchildren, Lakota, Asher, and Sakari Day; his brother, Cecil Day, and sister, Lydia Sayers; brother-in-laws, Teddy Koons and Ray Weisler; numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Doris (D.D.) Day; his premature son; his brothers, Floyd, Forest, Bill, Carl, Vercil, and Thomas; his sisters, Alice Olson, Helen Lucas, Marion Weisler, and Laura Koons; nieces, Crystal Vandergriff and Judy, and nephews, Guy Day and Gary Sayers Jr.
A public viewing will be available on April 30, 2021 from 11am-1pm at the Mancelona Free Methodist Church. A funeral gathering celebrating Marvin's life will follow at 1pm with a graveside service with military honors immediately afterwards at the Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
Those who wish to are asked to consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Michigan or to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Arrangements have been handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.