Obituary for Deano Day
Deano Day passed away surrounded by his wife and children April 10, 2009 at the Age of 70. Born April 8, 1939 in Fertile, Minnesota. Beloved husband of Martha. Loving father of Michelle (Peter) Gorton, Mitchell (Chantelle) Moen, Dean II (Lisa) Moen, Darcy Cypert, Michael, Kathryn, and Rachel Day and Max. Grandfather of Mitchell II, Nicole, Alexandra, Miles, Dean III, Tyler, Samantha, Malorie and Dakota. Deano was Detroit's country music legend; a four-time winner of Billboard magazines Best Country Disc Jockey award and Country Music Association's DJ of the year. Listeners tuned into "Uncle Deano" each morning. He answered the phone and talked to people about their lives. Jokes and stories mixed with the music but the main attraction was the everyman host with the everyday callers. Day enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; and was sure to be found boating in Lake St. Clair or the Gulf of Mexico. Deano is remembered as a loving man and a friend to all.