Douglas “Butch” Charles Day, Sr., 68, of Cass Lake, Minnesota passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Doug was born June 30, 1943 in Walker, Minnesota to Henry and Mavis (Bongo) Day. Doug graduated from Walker High School and then attended Staples Technical College, completing the Heavy Equipment Program. His career as a heavy equipment operator spanned forty seven years. He first worked for the State of Minnesota in road construction, and then subsequently for Potlatch retiring in 1999. During his retirement years he enjoyed his job as Transportation Coordinator for the Leech Lake Reservation. He received great satisfaction in helping to transport people to their various appointments and being a “listening ear” along the way. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, stock car racing, bird feeding and watching, and talking politics. He always looked forward to the next road trip, especially to the mountains. He was proud to have visited many national parks during his vacations. Doug loved to visit with family and friends and will be remembered as a big tease and jokester. Most of all he will be remembered as an unselfish, kind and gentle man with a big heart, and a man who was strong in mind, body, and spirit. Doug is survived by his son Doug, Jr., siblings; Bonnie (Art) Blacklance, Carrie Day, Darlene M. Day (Jerry), LeRoy “Winston” Day, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and former wife Maxine Joyce Day. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mavis Day and grandparents Minnie and Charlie Bongo. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake with Lee Staples as the officiant. The wake will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 5th at the Veterans Memorial Building and run until time of service. There will be a private family inurnment at a future date.