Donald Louis ‘Jack Rabbit’ Reynolds Sr.



Donald Louis “Jack Rabbit” Reynolds Sr., 71, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Born Nov. 12, 1943, in Memphis, he was the son of Samuel and Beulah McKinney Reynolds, both of whom preceded him in death. On April 18, 1964, in Kittery, Maine, he married Dorothy Elaine Ricker, who survives.

Don served in the Navy on the USS Aeolus from 1961 to 1964 and retired from Cummins Engine Co. in 1995 after 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Scott County Coon Hunter’s Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and all sports.

He especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports and traveled with them to all of the different towns. Family meant the world to him, and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They brought many smiles and lots of laughter to his life. He also met with his friends at Hardee’s every morning for coffee.

Besides his wife of 51 years, survivors include their children, Shelli (Joe) Wohlhieter, Donald (Latisha) Reynolds Jr., George (Christel) Reynolds, Eddie (Luann) Reynolds and Tammy (Brian) Jones; grandchildren, Joseph Wohlhieter III, Heather (Brian) Haaland, Holly (Dan) Wohlhieter, Hope (Brent) Beanblossom, Jacob Reynolds, Taylor Reynolds, Chandler Reynolds, Bailey Reynolds, Donald Reynolds III, Antoinette Reynolds, Chris Cluck, Jeff Cluck, Karina Smith and Ben Jones; seven great-grandchildren, Malachi Wohlhieter, Jeremiah Haaland, Ranger Haaland, O’Rhian Beanblossom, Dakota Beanblossom, Sophia Rodriguez and Nicholas Rodriguez; a sister, Edith Bowling; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Reynolds; and a sister, Rachel Goodman.

The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel in Seymour with the Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez officiating. Visitation will follow until 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran High School or Immanuel Lutheran Church, both in Seymour.

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