Darwin Reed

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

-Brenner Reed

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Nicole Flannigan
June 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Grandpa I am going to miss you so much i know your in such a better place now were you can sing and be with everyone you love up there. Its going to be hard but we will get throught it and i will see you again someday and untill then its not good bye its see you later love you so much

Kim Zajac
June 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss Sue, Cindy, Debbie, Rick and kids. He was such a great guy. He always picked on me when I was constantly at your house in high school and then up north as adults. Love you all!

Jim & Connie Freye
June 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

It’s sad to have lost a close friend, but I’m glad that his suffering is over. The Choir of Angles will sound even better now with Hoss singing baritone. However, I do hope he doesn’t try to teach them “Sinners Row”.

God bless you, Darwin, and I hope your family can find peace.

Carol Wood~Waters
June 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

My condolences to the whole family…So sorry for your loss.

Andrea Radel
June 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. Dar will live on through each of you!! Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of him, those will get you through the tough times. Hugs!!

rose updyke
June 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

so sorry for your loss. I wanted to come to the funeral but will not be able to make it. MY thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Michael Piper
June 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God be with you in your time of needing peace and acceptance.

Jacob McCormick
June 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Now that you’re up there with all of your parents, aunts, uncles, other family and friends. You can sing and play your baritone forever. The musical legacy will live on with all of us, but I will continue it forever. You’ll live on forever with all of us. I know you’re happy up there, we’ll all see at some point (hopefully it will be a while). See Ya!
Love, Jacob

Jeanette Harris
June 3, 2011 at 7:55 am

Cindy & Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the pain, but I also know that with faith and time the pain subsides. Keep those wonderful memories of him alive everyday, that’s what gets you through those difficult days. Remember he is at peace now and void of all pain. God bless you all. A special hug to you Cindy-Love you.

Derek Kalush
June 3, 2011 at 9:55 am

To the family and friends of Darwin my sincere condolences. I knew Darwin from about the 7th grade on thru High School. He and I delivered papers together, my first job. We kind of lost touch after high school, but I remember him as a first class guy. My best to the family.

Peggy (Gordon) Clerc
June 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

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-

Shelby Reed
August 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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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