Billy B. Day 86, of Loup City, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at St. John's Good Samaritan Society in Kearney. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City with J.H. Schroeder, Doug DeNeui and Darrell Holzinger officiating. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with military honors by the Loup City American Legion Post 48. Higgins Funeral Home
in Loup City was in charge of arrangements. Memor-ials are suggested to the
Grace Bible Church, Homeward Trails Bible Camp, Sherman County Foundation or donor's choice. You can sign Billy's guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
Billy B. Day was born March 12, 1927, at rural Miller, to Glen R. and
Alice Cecil (Boyd) Day. Later he moved to Custer County where he spent his childhood.
February 6, 1951, he married LaVonne M. Brundige at Rockville. They lived in Rockville for almost a year while working at the Grand Island Ordinance Plant. She got ill and they moved to Omaha for a year while she was in the University Hospital.
They moved to the Day Family Farm by Miller in 1953. In 1961, they moved to Loup City and bought into the Loup City Commission Company and became sole owners of the Loup City
Commission Company in 1963. They owned and operated it until 1980, when they, along with nine other stockholders, built the new sale barn two miles west of Loup City.
In 1982, they moved to Omaha for a while as LaVonne was ill. He did
order buying dairy cattle and dairy auction. In November 1999, Billy and his children bought the Loup City Commission Company again. Billy moved to Well Life Assisted Living then to St. Johns Nursing Home when he needed more care.
Billy was a member, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Grace Bible
Church in Loup City.
Survivors include his children, Dennis and Rhonda Day of Grand Island, Dacia and Jim Dzingle, Daniel and Susan Day and Douglas and Sharon Day all of Loup City, and Doran Newberry of Kearney; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Glenola Kleckner of Kearney, and brother, Donald Day of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne; his parents; great grandson, Bradley Milbourn; brother, Bobby; brother-in-law, Weldon Kleckner; sisters-in-law, Connie Brundige, Verla Owings and Patricia Day; and LaVonne's parents, Dwight and Violet Brundige.
Published in Custer County Chief, Jan. 9, 2014