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Melvin Dean Day, 86, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 17, 1931 in Kansas City, MO. After his father's death he moved back to Wells County attending school in Bluffton. After high school he joined the US Army and served during the Korean War in Headquarters Co, 2d Bn, 504 AIR. He received a National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of American Legion #111. He retired in 1989 from General Electric after over 30 years of company service. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Mary (Uhl) Day of Wells Co.; sons, Mark (Cindy) Day of Channahon, IL, Michael (Sherry) Day and Matt (Marcia) Day, both of Ossian, and Mitchell (Karen) Day of St. John, IN; grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Meredith, Jennifer (Matthew) Krumma, Erica (Bryan) Castellani, Heather Day, Melanie (Giancarlo) Alpuche, and Michael Day; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral service will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777 with visitation 1 hour prior. Visitation will also be on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana or Boy Scouts of America, Anthony Wayne Area Council.