Ed Day Jr.


Edwin Harold Day Jr., 75, of Ottumwa, died at 8:10 p.m. January 6, 2022 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
He was born December 21, 1946 in Ottumwa to Edwin Harold and Izora Hobbs Day Sr. Ed married Angela Jenkins on October 22, 2010.

A 1965 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Ed served 2 years in the US Army, serving in Vietnam and Korea. He served 21 years in the US Army Reserves.

Ed lived in Des Moines for 14 years, moving back to Ottumwa in 2018. He worked for 33 years for Maytag and for over 22 years for Walmart, retiring in 2021.

Surviving is his wife, Angela; his children, Danette (Dwain) Jenkins, Heather Milligan, Stephanie Day and Paizley Day; step-daughter, Alyssa Ann Johnson Day; 4 grandchildren, Jayce (Lexi) Jenkins, Jordan (fiancée McKinlee) Jenkins, Hayleigh Milligan and Dylan (Breanna) Day; 2 great-grandchildren, Landon Day and Rylie Jenkins; siblings, Gary (Barb) Day of Ottumwa, Marilyn Troutman of Ottumwa, Teresa (Howard) Martz of Des Moines; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Karen Kay.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Monday, January 10th, at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 11th, at Reece Funeral Home with military honors conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Cremation will follow the services.

Memorials may be made to the family for his grandchildren.

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