Edmond “Dwain” Reynolds, 82, of Ferdinand passed away at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper on September 15, 2018, surrounded by family members.
Ed was born on February 18, 1936, in Plainville, IN to John Marion and Lillian Naomi (Meurer) Reynolds. He married Susan D. Schue on October 18, 1958 in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Ed graduated from Westfield High School in Westfield, IN and then went to work at Delco Remy.
He joined the National Guard and then the Air Force, where he was an Air Traffic Controller. He was in the service during the Korean War. After leaving the service he was an Air Traffic Controller for Weircook Airport in Indianapolis.
He was a Machine Room Supervisor for Ferdinand Furniture and then Styline Industries. He drove a semi for Wabash Valley Transport before retiring. He was a life member of Santa Claus American Legion Post 242. He enjoyed woodworking, model airplanes, fishing and being with family.
He is survived by his wife Susan Reynolds, of Ferdinand; four daughters, Lesa (Chuck) Hancock and Lora (Darryl) Lange of Ferdinand, Christina (Tom) McNary of Ekron, KY and Dana Lange of Holland; grandchildren, Chandra (Candido) Sablan of Illinois, Cecile Singer of Greenville, Amanda and Samantha McNary of Kentucky, Wynne (Kody) Curtsinger of Gentryville, Joshua Reynolds (Sloan) Voges of Bristow, Catherine Lange of Kentucky, Claire Lange of Ferdinand, Christopher and Emily Lange of Holland; four step grandkids; eleven great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren and two step great great-grandchildren.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and sister’s Cheryl Lonette Craig, Lillian Deanna Hopper and a brother in infancy, William Marion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 19th at Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 will provide military graveside rights.
Visitation will be held Tuesday at Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand from 3-7:00 PM CDT and also at the church on Wednesday from 8:00 AM CDT until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at ALZ.org or the American Legion.