Darrell W. McMillan, aka “Dewey,” was released from his earthly struggles on October 27, 2021. His beloved wife Sarah was by his side until the moment he entered the Kingdom of Jesus. His loving family gathered around him. No doubt he now charms the angels of heaven. Dewey was a man of simple faith and virtue like no other. He had a strong countenance, the patience of Job, and an incomparably wry sense of humor. All who were lucky enough to have brushed shoulders with this kind, dignified man loved him. Dewey loved to fix whatever his wife broke and could find anything she lost. Fishing, boating, and spending time at their lake place and with her were his favorite pastimes.
Dewey, age 67, was born in Peoria, Illinois, and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army, he spent over 25 years in the roofing industry and was president of Roofers Union Local 92 in Decatur, Illinois. He then worked at ADM for a few years before moving to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in 2003, to be with Sarah. There he worked at several places, including Covington Memorial Gardens and NAPA Ridge Auto Parts, until he retired in November 2020. Wherever he was, he was an extraordinary fix-it man. On October 7, 2006, Dewey married Sarah Schwehn. With Sarah, he was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim McMillan and Donna Spears, his stepfather, Bob Spears and his brother-in-law, Matt March.
He is survived by:
His wife, Sarah McMillan of Ft. Wayne.
His son, Matt and Amber McMillan and grandchildren Aurora and Memphis of Mattoon, Illinois.
Matt's mother, Sally Holcomb, of Decatur, Illinois.
Sister, Diana and Steve Martin of Decatur, Illinois.
Sister, Karen March and Jim Proctor of Decatur, Illinois.
Sister, Marla Spears of Decatur, Illinois.
Sister, Karla Rhodes and Jeff Mattix of Oreana, Illinois.
Sister, Rhonda and Terry Dillow of Decatur, Illinois.
Brother, Mike and Ellen McMillan of Zirconia, North Carolina.
Brother, Ron and Debbie McMillan of Elmhurst, Illinois.
Brother, Scott and Tina Spears of Decatur, Illinois.
He will also be missed and remembered by a host of nieces and nephews who dearly loved their Uncle Dewey and by many beloved friends from coast to coast.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Ft. Wayne, Indiana, with calling beginning at 10:00 AM Memorials to Trinity English Lutheran Church and Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne. Arrangements are entrusted to Northern Indiana Funeral Care.