July 29, 1935 - January 24, 2021
Gerald “Jake” Francis Day born July 29, 1935 to Raymond Day and Marie Scherschligt Day in North Vernon, Indiana and he attended St. Mary’s. He married Jessie Mae Hardesty August 25, 1956. They later moved to Columbus, Indiana where they raised their three children. Jake was employed with Cummins Engine Company for Forty-One years. Throughout his life he was active with several hobbies and different organizations. He was in the Indiana National Guard, an avid hunter and fisherman, was on the Ceraland Park Trap Shooters League and was also on several bowling leagues in Columbus. Together Jake and Jessie were members of several square dance organizations and members of the National Campers and Hikers Association. Jake and his family spent many years camping and traveling from state to state. After retiring from Cummins Engine Company more camping was spent on a permanent lot at Hardy lake where he could fish and have the grand kids join him. He enjoyed every minute with the grandkids and great grandkids.Never missing a school or sporting event. Jake also enjoyed attending auctions, tinkering around outside and in his garage. He spent his last few years with a passion for rebuilding chain saws and lawn mowers. Jake is survived by: Daughter, Lora Drummond; Son, Kevin Day (Rhonda) and Daughter, Kimberly Baird (Kevin) Grandsons: Devin Day (Kaity); Korbin Baird; Kendall Baird (Jennifer); Granddaughters: Kiersten Marie Baird; Savannah Drummond; Natasha Sanders; Great Grandsons: Tucker Day; Logan Sanders; Rowen Day; Great Granddaughters: Mecailah Cassidy (Daniel) and her two step-sons; Lilli Judd; Taylor Sanders; Emma Day; Brothers: James Day (Peggy); Norman “Butch” Day (Joyce); Bernard Day (Linda); Sister: Tish Gosman Predeceased by: Parents: Raymond and Marie Day; Wife, Jessie Mae Day; Grandson, Jarrod Judd; Brother, Raymond “Pete” Day; Sister, Carol Day Moore and Nephews: Thomas Moore and Douglas Day. Contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Garland Brook Cemetery, section 87 with John Sichting officiating.
Gerald “Jake” Francis Day born July 29, 1935 to Raymond Day and Marie Scherschligt Day in North Vernon, Indiana and he attended St. Mary’s. He married Jessie Mae Hardesty August 25, 1956. They later moved to Columbus, Indiana... View Obituary & Service Information
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