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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Capitol City Church
5990 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
2:00 pm
Capitol City Church
5990 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Cremation

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Charlene "Char" (Andreano) Day

Charlene “Char” Antoinette Day (Andreano) died peacefully at Mercy Hospital surrounded by family on October 2nd, 2017, in Des Moines, IA, at the age of 73. A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, from 2pm to 5pm at Capitol City Church, 5990 NE 14th Street in Des Moines, which will include a remembrance service at 2pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Char's life. Jeans are encouraged.

Char is survived by her husband Leo Day; her brother Sam Andreano of Illinois and sister Theresa Marie Andreano of Nevada; her children Joe (Lisa) Kernen, Charles (Michelle) Sanders, Terie Sanders, Deniece (Pete) Wilson, Dianna (Gary) Bucher, and Armando (Tina) Burriola; her 18 grandchildren; and her 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Theresa (DeFino) & Anthony Andreano; her sister Rosemary Andreano, and her brother Anthony Andreano.

Char was born on December 11th, 1943, in Des Moines, IA, to Theresa and Anthony Andreano. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1961 and went to Upper Iowa University for studies in the medical field. She married Leo Day, a Vietnam veteran, in 1984. She was a medical transcriptionist for many years. She loved singing, crocheting, listening to worship music, reading books (especially the bible), being with family, and later in life spreading the Lord’s word on social media.

Contributions may be sent to the church. Please send donations to your local homeless shelter or food pantry.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com