Bremen High School
Class of 1962 - 50 Year Reunion "Continued"
 

Denny Day 

Bremen HS Hall of Fame Inductee for 2014

While at Bremen, Denny took part in football, basketball, and track. He also participated in the B-Club, The AV Club, Band, and the ever-popular Prom Committee. He was the type of outgoing personality that everyone knew and liked.


After graduation, he continued his education at Carthage College, interrupting his studies to enlist in the Army. While serving in Vietnam, he was awarded the US Army Commendations Medal with V for valor/heroism for his actions on Feb. 12 1966. During a combat mission Day risked his life for the benefit of others.  In addition, Day was awarded the Air medal (17 Oak Leaf Cluster). The Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and other citations.


Safely home again, he completed his studies and graduated from Carthage in 1969. Utilizing his charismatic skills, Denny has spent 43 years in higher education, functioning in development and raising more than $145 million in funds. 


Concurrently, he served in the army reserves for twenty years, retired as the 84th Division Sergeant Major E-9 (the highest rank of a non-commissioned officer) in charge of training and operations. Presently he resides and works in De Pere, Wisconsin where he was awarded the Exceptional Service Award in 2000 from St. Norbert College.


Denny is married to Renee (Raddatz) Day and they have four children and 2 grandchildren. For fun, Denny has become an avid woodworker after taking a class at his local technical college. His one regret is that he missed the wood shop class at Bremen.


James Bondi, Denny’s teacher and track coach, said that Denny is a splendid example of the “American Ideal” where we are all capable of rising to greatness with the proper application of our abilities and capacities.