Day “Dag” Wisting, 89, of Flinders Place, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at La Verendrye Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 1998.
Day was born March 17, 1909 in Lotorpsbruk, Sweden.
He was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Charlotte Wisting (nee Lindstrom); one brother, Bo Wisting; brother-in-law, Dr. Gunnar Welin; and wife, Inez Mae Wisting (Dec. 6, 1997).
He is survived by one sister, Ena Welin of Bukarrshemmet Saro, Sweden; nieces and nephews, Magnus, Svante, Torsten, and Anna Karin Welin, and others, all of Sweden. He also is survived by good friends, Ralph O’Connor and wife, Debbie, of Fort Frances.
Day was a member of the “Izaak Walton League of America,” Defenders of Soil, Woods, Water, and Wildlife (Davenport, Iowa). He also was a member of the Hamilton Lodge #664 (Bettendorf, Iowa) and of the McGregor Sportsman Club.
He worked for the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers Local Union #111 for more than 50 years. Day also worked in Fulton, Ill. as a winchman in the 1930s, and for Howard Steel Erecting Co. in the late 1950s.
After leaving Sweden, Day spent most of his life in Pleasant Valley, Iowa with his wife, Inez. They moved to Canada in 1972 and built a cabin in Nestor Falls, Ont. by Lake of the Woods together with their long-time friend, Francis O’Connor, before moving to Fort Frances, where they all spent their last days.
Day enjoyed travelling, and travelled most of the U.S.A. and Canada, overseas to London, Norway, and Ireland, as well as revisiting Sweden in 1937, 1940, 1951, 1952, and 1961. Day always kept a special place in his heart for–and never forgot–his Swedish homeland.
Cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.
In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.