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Andrew T. Day

February 5, 2017

Rossville—Airman First Class Andrew T. Day, 21, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Rossville.

He was born December 20, 1995 at Topeka, the son of Timothy E. and Angela Renee Irwin Day.  Andrew was raised in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School.

Andrew joined the United States Air Force in 2014 and was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.  He had been deployed to Qatar from May 23 until October 3, 2016.  He was a very active student in high school; participating in Cross Country, Basketball, school plays, band, drumline, FCCLA and many more activities.  He was currently attending WSU.

Andrew accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age.  He was a strong Christian.  Andrew was a member of the First Baptist Church in Silver Lake.  He was a youth group leader at both the First Baptist Church and the Rossville Christian Church.  He enjoyed being a part of Vacation Bible School at both churches.  He loved to listen to K-Love.  Andrew touched many hearts without knowing it.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Kathleen Day, Harold Eugene Irwin and Margaret Ruckman.

Survivors include his parents, Tim and Angel Day, Rossville; his brother, Tyler (Cheyanne) Day, stationed at Schofield Army Base, HI; his sister Rachel Day, in Bootcamp at Lackland AFB, TX; a grandfather Douglas Day, Kennewick, WA; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the First Baptist Church (north campus) at Silver Lake.  Military graveside services will be at the Rossville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the church in Silver Lake.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville Christian Church Youth Group and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com

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33 thoughts on “Andrew T. Day

  1. I can not even begin to express in words how wonderful Andrew was. It was an extraordinary privelge to get to know him and grow up with him. The stories I could tell about Andrew. I feel as if I have thousands. I have never known a more kind and caring being. He truly had the most pure heart.

    My prayers are always with you Angel, as well as the rest of your family. I’m glad I could call Andrew my boyfriend. He always went above and beyond to take care of me. My heart aches for your family. Andrew was beyond loved and I will always cherish the moments I had with him.

  2. My son Dillin was one of Andrews best friends they have known each other since andrew was in the third grade. Andrew was a permanant fixture at our house and it was just fine with us I have NEVER seen Andrew in any other mood then Happy i had never seen him upset mad or down in spirits. Andrew turned into a really fine young man and I know both of my kids Dillin and Kyrsten will feel a considerble loss in thier lives Andrew will be missed greatly he is Loved by many

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have never met but we are Air Force family. Our sons lived in the same dorm in Kansas. We will continue to pray for your family in the days and weeks to come.

  4. There are no words to express how sorry­ we are to hear of Andrew’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with the entire family.

  5. Tim – Your family is in my prayers. The pain of losing a child is undiscriabale. It does it better, but it takes time. Remember God is with you ALWAYS.

  6. I had the joy of meeting Andrew and serving with him in the USAF. He was an amazing person and I am glad to have been graced by his presence. May his family and friends find peace

  7. I really wish I could’ve met you in person because I know you would’ve been among my best of friends. It’s so frustrating and disheartening how some of the most genuine people are taken so soon. I remember meeting you online in World of Tanks and we would always play frequently before your service. I also couldn’t wait until you’d return so we could play again. We would always talk about our personal lives and problems and I felt at home knowing someone shared the same struggles as me while we gave each other advice. Heaven gained an extraordinary being. Rest easy ADay o7

  8. You were my tech school classmate, my friend, and person I could go to when I needed a laugh. You were one of the best friends I’ve made since joining the military. You gave me a positive outlook on life, that not many have, nor seek to acquire. I will truly miss you. You will always be in my heart. Rest well Mr. Day.

  9. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to know Andrew as a young boy… He was always such a good guy… I cant imagine what your feeling and I’m so sorry you have to endure any of this. Just know that I continue to pray for you all that God will wrap you in his arms and help ease some of your pain… And that you can find peace.. Take care Day family.

  10. Words cannot express the depth of pain felt when a child is lost. Andrew touched my life just by being friends and growing up with my kids. Dalton, Karey, & Katey grew up with him and went to school with him. He was such a sweet young man. My heart goes to Andrew’s family. I know your pain. My love and prayers are with you all.

  11. There are no words to express how sorry­ we are to hear of Andrew’s passing. We can’t possibly imagine the pain of loosing a child. Hang on to the wonderful memories, he was a fine young man. We know our words sound empty,
    but we just wanted you to know that ­we a re praying for God to give you comfort.

  12. I had the honor of teaching and coaching A-Day in high school. He threw javelin and always brought a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. He was one of the more open minded and tolerant young men I have been around. Prayers for all family and friends.

  13. Andrew was a kind, polite young man who I had the pleasure of having in the 6th grade. My prayers and condolences to the family–he will be greatly missed.

  14. I am at lost for words…truly!! U will be that boy I will always remember that was wonderful to EVERYONE!

    Prayers and strength to the family!

  15. Andrew, I was your teacher and you were my friend. I am certain that I learned more from you, than the other way around. Even now, I am still learning from you. Just in the past few days, you have taught me to be more…be more patient, be more kind. You just taught me to stop…stop being too busy for others, stop talking so much and listen. You taught me to walk…walk closer to the light of God’s path, walk beside the weary and broken-hearted. You taught me to fly…fly while I still have breath, fly towards compassion and life. You taught me to sing…sing while there’s still time, sing while there are still songs. And most of all, you taught me to love…love all that I can, with all that I have in all ways available to me. The student has surpassed the teacher. Well done my son, my friend. Well done.

  16. I remember coming to see you and the children playing together. They were so young but Andrew and Aaron became really close. I am so sorry for the loss. I lots of love and prayers are coming your way. Miss you

  17. We want to send our deepest condolences to the Day family. Our kids were friends with Andrew and attended school with him. They only, ever, had good things to say about him. We know the pain you are going through and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless Andrew and your entire family.

  18. When I think of Andrew, I see the sweet little guy I had in second grade. He was always very smart, quiet, and thoughtful of others. In those days, he was also shorter than me! I will treasure the memories .I have and pray for comfort for his family and friends.

  19. Oh, what to say? Andrew and I went through Basic Training together. I noticed him right off the bat due to his height and just gravitated towards him. He had the brightest personality that just drew you in. To be honest, he was my rock during BMT. Whenever I would falter, he was RIGHT THERE by my side pushing me to keep going. If it wasn’t for this wonderful man right here, I wouldn’t have made it and I wouldn’t have my son right now. I could say that everything I have now is because of his encouragement and refusal to let a friend suffer.

    Day, I miss you man. Heaven is a brighter place with you, and the world is that much darker without.

    Rest easy, Brother.

  20. I’m so-so sorry for you!!!I am praying for you all! I do not get around much –I am so glad to know where you are Rachel- I enjoyed watching you grow into the lovely lady you are!! You all have my heartfelt prayers!!

  21. I knew Andrew ever since I was a freshman and he was a senior. He was someone who was always willing to listen to what you had to say. I am so sadden by this unfortunate event. Prayers to the Day family and may you rest in peace Andrew.

  22. I can’t imagine a greater pain than loosing a child..no matter how old they are. Hold tight and treasure the memories! Your faith is strong, keep looking up and lean on HIM. May
    God give you the comfort and strength to get thru this in the days, months, and years yo come. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. I don’t think I ever met a gentler, more polite student in my 6 years at RHS. I am so sorry for the sadness that falls on his friends and family now. I have seen so many tributes to his caring and funny nature that I hope he is remembered with more smiles than tears.

  24. Andrew was a great young man who I had the pleasure of having in class and coaching in Track. He genuinely cared about others at RHS and was so much fun to be around. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for the entire family.

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