William Franklin “Bill” Darnell, age 59, of LaGrange, succumbed to his battle against cancer on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He passed away peacefully at his residence with his children by his side. Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 5, 1962 to Randle Irvan Darnell and Nanette (York) Whithead. He was employed for the Indiana Department of Transportation for 18 years. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, cutting wood and hunting. His passion was working in the garage doing mechanic and auto body work.
Bill is survived by:
Wife, Marife Darnell and their daughter, Sophia Darnell both of LaGrange.
His first wife of 37 years and mother of their two daughters, Cathy Page of Kendallville.
Daughter, Tiffany (Scott) Amadon of Kendallville.
Daughter, Kasey (Danny) Michels of Kendallville.
Grandchildren: Zhoee Michels, Madison Myers, C.J. Myers, Marcus Myers, Lakota Hacker and Lincoln Amadon.
Sister, Martha Jean Darnell of Roseville, Michigan.
Sister, Wanda (Scott) Murphy of Quincy, Michigan.
Brother, Randy Darnell of Ferndale, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Kailyn Isabel Adams.
Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Chapel Church, 4340 S. 1170 E., Stroh, Indiana. Memorial donations may be sent to Parkview Noble Hospice.
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