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Marvin Day

December 10, 1943 — December 22, 2021

MOUNT PLEASANT - Marvin Day, 78, of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at his home in Tucson, Arizona.

Marvin was born December 10, 1943, in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Franklin and Wilma (Goering) Day. He graduated from Concordia High School in 1961. Marvin was united in marriage to Wanda Ortery on July 27, 1974, in Kirkwood, Illinois. The couple lived in Nashville, Tennessee, New London and have lived in the Mount Pleasant community since 1984. Marvin was a Pizza Hut franchisee, as well as owned and operated the Sirloin Stockade in Mount Pleasant.

Marvin served on the Henry County Hospital Board for over 30 years, Two Rivers Bank Board, a member of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce where he served on many committees and a former member of the Jaycees. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Iowa Wesleyan College. Marvin volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, coached little league baseball, and served on the youth softball board. He enjoyed Old Threshers and was instrumental in establishing the Carousel. He relished the time he was able to farm with his good friend Steve Heise, and going home to Kansas to farm his family farm with Todd Cyr. Marvin was a very caring, loving, gentle, and kind person. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need and never knew a stranger. Marvin was a devoted family man and husband. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Marvin is survived by his wife Wanda; five children, Jon (Michaele) Day of Altamont, KS, Amy Day of Mount Pleasant, Angi (Daniel) Butcher of Mount Pleasant, Dr. Kristopher (Lacey) Day of Issaquah, WA, Krystal (Matt) Platt of Mount Pleasant; 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marilyn Collins and a nephew Rick Collins.

Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, where the family will greet friends from noon until 2:00 pm. The service will be livestreamed at Powell Funeral Homes Facebook page and at our website A memorial fund has been established for Henry County Health Center Foundation.

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