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 grampa.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
AND I NO THIS WILL BE HARD FOR YOU DAD. AND I LOVE YOU DAD.”