Dwayne D Daye, age 92 of Neshkoro, died peacefully at Wild Rose Manor on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Born September 21, 1924 on the family farm in Crystal Lake Township, Neshkoro, Wisconsin to the late Alfred and Della (Koechell) Daye, Dwayne had a love of farming and was a gentle care-taker of the land and the animals on the farm. He enjoyed gardening and took pride in his huge garden full of a variety of delicious vegetables. On August 21, 1946, he married the love of his life, Viola Rohde.
Dwayne was a dairy farmer and also worked throughout the years as a milk hauler and at canning factories and Speed Queen in Ripon, Wisconsin. He retired from farming in 2002. Dwayne was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Neshkoro, Wisconsin.
Dwayne is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Viola (Rohde) Daye; two daughters, Erlinda (Russ) Beebe and Lori (Edward) Zenkovich; two grandchildren, Bethany (Michael) Newman and Mark (Chrys) Beebe; three great-grandsons, Colin, Dylan and Brendin; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Lyla; four sisters, Ione Grogan, Marilyn Lange, Valois (Gustav) Ponto and Vivian (Ronnie) Loomis; two sister-in-laws, Violet (Fred) Schlender, Marge Rohde; and two brother-in-laws, Gilbert Rohde; Jesse (Colleen) Rohde, Jr. Even though Dwayne didn’t travel internationally, he opened his heart to foreign exchange students who joined the family including Sisi (Indonesia), Jim (Greece), Patsy (Hong Kong), Igor (Africa) and pen friend Robin (New Zealand). He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Preceding Dwayne in death were his parents, Alfred and Della Daye; his in-laws, Jesse and Ella Rohde; two brothers, Clayton and Harold (Mavis) Daye; two sisters, Marcella Daye, Elberta (Russell) Reetz; two brother-in-laws, Earl Simkins and Eddie Lange and a granddaughter Katherine Jo Beebe. He also was preceded in death by four sister-in-laws and three brother-in-laws.
A Celebration of Dwayne’s Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Zion United Methodist Church, 200 E Bluff Street, Neshkoro, Wisconsin with Rev. Larry Rieck officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Emmanuel Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday at the Church from 12 noon until the time of services.
Memorial contributions are welcome to Southern Care Hospice – Waupaca, 914 Furman Drive, Suite 1, Waupaca, WI 54981 or Wild Rose Manor Activity Fund, P.O. Box 309, Wild Rose, WI 54984
Special thanks to the staff at Wild Rose Manor and also to Southern Care Hospice-Waupaca for their loving care and support.