May 13, 1921 - April 21, 2013
Murl Noel Day, 91, Tipton, died at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. He was a lifetime resident of Tipton, having been born in Tipton on May 13, 1921, to Miles Everett & Edith Ethel (Phifer) Day. On Nov. 16, 1948, he married Henrietta Leona Hellmann and she survives.
Murl retired as the chief mechanic for the Tipton County Highway Department. He also drove bus number 7 for 25 years for Tipton School Corp. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and enjoyed reading and working on lawn mowers. Murl served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant and flight instructor during World War II.
Survivors besides his wife, Henrietta, include nine children, Helen (Day) Baltic and husband Tony, Fort Collins, Colo., Anita (Day) Carter, Troy, Mich., Mary Ann (Day) Losey and husband David, Sellersburg, Charles Day and wife Theresa, Mineral, Va., the Rev. Martin Day, San Antonio, Texas, Carolyn (Day) Zenoni and husband Robert, Cedarburg, Wis., Margaret (Day) Patterson, West Lafayette, Barbara (Day) Davis and husband Michael, Greenwood, and Dennis Day and wife Valerie, Lorton, Va.
Murl is also survived by one sister-in-law, Ann (Mattingly) Day, Tipton; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Burl Loel Day, Aubrey Clayton Day and Mary Ellen Altherr.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leroy Kinnaman presiding. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with a wake service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 340 Mill St., Tipton, IN 46072 or the Tipton County Public Library, 127 E. Madison St., Tipton, IN 46072.