Age 66, of Lake, MI, formerly of Holt, passed away June 1, 2011, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born August 28, 1944, in Lansing.  Darwin graduated from Everett High School in 1962, retired from Hart Truss & Engineering Corp. and sang with the Capitol City Chordsmen.

Surviving are:  his wife of 48 years, Sue; daughters, Cindy (Patrick) McCormick of Holt and Debbie (Robert) Flannigan of Mason; son, Rick (Darcey) Reed of Onondaga; 6 grandchildren, Jacob, Nicholas, Nicole, Ashley, Shelby and Brenner; brother, Brent (Frieda) Reed of Holt; sister, Sharon (Cal) Dodge of Maple Rapids.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond W. and Cecil M. Reed.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with entombment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring in memory of Darwin Reed.


“We will all miss you will be in a better place now.and you will be happy up there. And you will meat new friends to. And I mean in heaven.and I no it was boring when you where in that bed.but your going to have fun in heaven.we will all miss you.and by the way dad I’m so sorry for your lost.                 

                         I love you grampa

-Brenner Reed

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    Shelby Reed Says:

    Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

    I Miss and Love you, sooo much!

    I think about you all the time, and it hasn’t gotten any easier since you’ve been physically gone. ):

    I can not wait to give you ‘our big’ hugs again!

    <3 i love you, Grandpa! <3

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    Peggy (Gordon) Clerc Says:

    We just heard of the passing of Darwin. Please accept our condolences throughout this sad time. May the memories of Darwin keep him in your heart forever. Take Care-

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