Daymond J. Aiken, 92, 40 Crestwood Drive, Park Ridge, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Scott Callaghan officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Iola.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and again from 10 a.m. Friday until the services. Memorials have been established in his name for Portage County Department on Aging and the American Health Assistance Foundation, which funds Alzheimer’s disease and stroke research.
Mr. Aiken was born Sept. 16, 1907, in Akin, Ill., a son of the late Demitrius and Julia (Griffin) Aiken. He graduated from Thompsonville High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Illinois University and a master of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
He was married to Marion Kuebler on Sept. 25, 1954.
Mr. Aiken served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46 and was honorably discharged as a captain.
He taught math and physics at Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin and Lockport High School in Illinois. During his 34 years at Lockport, he served as director of curriculum and guidance, as well as the math department head. He then taught at George William College, retiring after 42 years of teaching.
He lived in Iola for eight years before moving to Stevens Point about 20 years ago.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening, hobby farming and traveling.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Judd (Debbie McKenzie), Madison, Gregg (Kay), Stevens Point, and Paul (Stefanie Rosenfield), New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Amy (Bob) Zdroik, Rosholt, and Deeda Aiken, Stevens Point; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Wyatt, Wilford and Kenneth; and one sister, Mildred.