Darwin Reynolds



Darwin Reynolds, 93, of Hobart, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Born Aug. 9, 1921, in Haleysburg, he was the son of James Richard and Flaura Maude Trueblood Reynolds.

Darwin served with the military during World War II in Germany, and he also served in the Air Force.

He was retired from Mittal Steel, formerly Inland Steel, after 35 years of service after which time he moved back to Medora. He lived in Medora until an illness in 2012 caused him to have to move back to northwestern Indiana to be closer to his children.

He loved to play cards, and hand and foot, euchre and poker were his favorite card games. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. He loved baseball and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He was a member of Medora Masonic Lodge 328 and Medora Wesleyan Church.

Darwin was a very loving and devoted father. He was loved by many. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Michael Darwin Reynolds of Griffith; a daughter, Debra Lynn (Joe) Marlow of Merrillville; seven grandchildren, Michelle Reynolds, Jonathon Marlow, Joseph Ryan Marlow, Joshua Marlow, Matthew Reynolds, Shaina Reynolds and Taylor Reynolds; and three great-grandchildren, Haley Collins and twins Brycen and Rylynn Duron.

Darwin was the ninth born out of 11 siblings, and he was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. He has one surviving sibling, James Junior Reynolds of Medora. A great-grandson, Bentley Michael Mihal, also preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia, with Chuck Morgan officiating. Masonic services, provided by Masonic Lodge 328, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Proctor Cemetery. A military service will be held at his final resting place.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medora Wesleyan Church or to the senior citizens center in Medora.

Online condolences may be made at johnsonfh.net.

No posts to display