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Burdette "Bud" Day

February 28, 2020

Burdette (Bud) "Rooster" Day, age 86 of Norwalk passed away Friday February 28, 2020 at Whispering Hills Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio with his daughter by his side.

He was born on March 6, 1933 in Bucyrus Ohio. The son of Dorthea (Day) Hildebrand. He served in the US Army and retired from Conrail Railroad.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Kessler & Pattie (Bob) Perkins; three step children, Minta Sanchez, Maria (Jose) DeLeon and Steve Sanchez. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Manuela (Garza) Day; infant daughter, Monica Lee Day; mother, Dorthea (Day) Hildebrand; and three brothers, Terry Hildebrand, Marshal Hildebrand and Robert Allen Hildebrand.

Friends may call Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E Main street Norwalk, OH. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Licking County, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.

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Burdette (Bud) "Rooster" Day, age 86 of Norwalk passed away Friday February 28, 2020 at Whispering Hills Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio with his daughter by his side.

He was born on March 6, 1933 in Bucyrus Ohio. The son of Dorthea (Day) Hildebrand. He served in the US Army and retired from Conrail Railroad.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Kessler & Pattie (Bob) Perkins; three step children, Minta Sanchez, Maria (Jose) DeLeon and Steve Sanchez. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Manuela (Garza) Day; infant daughter, Monica Lee Day; mother, Dorthea (Day) Hildebrand; and three brothers, Terry Hildebrand, Marshal Hildebrand and Robert Allen Hildebrand.

Friends may call Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E Main street Norwalk, OH. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Licking County, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.

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Isela Garza

McAllen, TX, IS
March 01, 2020

Jennifer, our most sincerest condolences to you and your family. Uncle Bud was the cool uncle we had. His humor and funny stories will be memories cherished.

Juan A. Garza Sr. & Minerva Garza

Hidalgo, TX, Hidalgo
March 01, 2020

Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family

Steve Totten

East Canton, OH, United States
February 29, 2020

The question marks at the end of my comment showed up instead of the crying emoji I put in. So yes I'm shedding a tear for the loss of a good man.

Steve Totten

East Canton, OH, United States
February 29, 2020

Losing Bud is quite a loss no doubt. He was such a crazy cool character in the best way. I loved the guy AND his ways. Always full of spirit and entertainment. He had a good run and that's all we can all hope for. Literally an hour before I heard about his passing I was telling my fiancee a couple of "Bud stories" . We'll miss him for sure but he just "moved up the roster". God speed Bud all our prayers to the family and friends and I'm a lucky man for knowing Bud Day ????