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Wesley Lynn “Wes” Darting, 57, of Milford, IN passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in his home. He was born on September 28, 1960 in Topeka, KS to Richard Ream & Jane A. (Miller) Ream.
He attended Sand Creek High School, graduated in 1978 from Chippewa Hills High School in Remus, MI, and attended Lenawee Vo-Tech to learn machinist trade. He served in the United States Coast Guard for 5 years aboard the Ice Breaker Polar Sea and was married on June 11, 2016 in Milford, IN to Wendi D. Street who survives. He moved to Milford 2 years ago from Adrian, MI and was formerly employed at Hoosier Industrial Supply in Goshen as a machinist.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church in Goshen where he loved serving people on Wednesday nights and First Friday church activities. He was a man of many trades, was very smart, and could fix most things. He was a great story teller and could entertain listeners for hours. His greatest love was bass fishing & golfing and to beat his sons at it. The three of them had stories to tell about golfing, who had the best score, and lost the most balls. He always wanted to catch the biggest fish and win the tournaments which he did several times.
He is survived by:
Wife – Wendi Darting of Milford
Daughter – Christina Darting of Lewisburg, TN
Son – Jacob (Rachel) Darting of Nashville, TN & Issac Darting of Cullman, AL
2 Grandchildren – Brycin & Taylin of Lewisburg, TN
Parents – Dick and Jane Ream of Clayton, MI
2 Sisters – Jeannetta (Kerry) Ingold & Amanda (Travis) Boring
Step Son – Conner
4 Nieces – Kaitlynn (Shane) O’Brien, Kathryn Boring, MacKenzie Ream, and Saydie Boring
2 Nephews – Mitchell (Kelsey) Ingold of Pennsylvania & Ethan Boring
Mother in Law – Susan
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at The Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 110 S. 5th St., Goshen, IN. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church on Saturday with Pastor Terry Miller officiating.
Visitation will also take place from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at First Nazarene Church in Adrian, MI. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the First Nazarene Church. Burial will follow in the Dover Township Cemetery in Clayton, MI
Preferred memorials may be given to Wendi Darting c/o Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 110 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN 46526 to pay for medical expenses.