Eva Faye  Day
Eva Day
Eva Faye Day

January 11, 1928 - June 19, 2022
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Grimes, Iowa
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Eva Faye Day, 94, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, IA. Services will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, June 23, at Iles Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. The service will be livestreamed on the Iles website. Go to at 2:15 p.m. Thursday and scroll to the bottom of Eva’s obituary to join in the service.

Eva was born January 11, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Carl and Elizabeth (Dobberthein) Fischer. She was raised in Clive, graduated from Roosevelt High School at the age of 16, and went to work for Northwestern Bell. She married Dennis Day and they made their home on the Day family farm south of Grimes, where they raised their three sons.

Eva was very proud of her family tree and often referred to her sons as her three twigs. She was the family genealogist having made several trips to Salt Lake City, UT to do research. Eva bought a bike at the age of 62 and rode RAGBRAI three years in a row. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and internationally. Eva was an accomplished artist and often won awards for her work. She embraced technology and enjoyed her computer, Ipads, video cameras, Iphone and talking to Siri. Eva had a love for birds and dogs, especially her Purple Martins.

Eva’s grandchildren will always remember the “broken steering wheel” on Grandma’s car that would always turn into the ice cream store.

Eva is survived by her three sons, Wayne (Linda) Day and Russ (Janet) Day, both of Urbandale, IA, and Dale (Mary Beth) Day of Dallas Center, IA; six grandchildren, Michael Day, Stephanie Day, Ben Day, Calvin (Abby) Day, Ryan (Jillian) Day and Erin (Jacob) Poindexter; and her great-grandchildren, Remington Poindexter, Willa Day, and Cora Day. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dennis Owen Day, her brother, Carl "Hanse" Fischer and her half-sister, Erma Minear.

Contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at






Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 23, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Funeral Service
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 23, 2022
2:30 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, June 23, 2022