Bill W. Reynolds, 82, of Berne, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1937, in Berne to the late Woodrow Reynolds and the late Martha Elizabeth (Balsiger) Reynolds. Bill was united in marriage to Sally Rose Beer on March 20, 1960, at Cross Church in Berne.
Bill served his country in the Indiana National Guard.
He was a faithful member of St. Luke Church of rural Decatur and served as a trustee. Bill and Sally were past Horse & Pony Club leaders with the Adams County 4-H. He was a member of the National Quarter Horse Association and past board member of Adams-Wells Training Center.
Bill was a graduate of Berne-French High School class of 1955 and was employed with Franklin Electric as a millwright and retired in 2000 with 40 plus years of service.
Bill had a passion for raising domestic and exotic animals. He loved sharing his animals with anyone who stopped by and also with various organizations in the area. He enjoyed attending numerous exotic animal sales but most of all, he valued his relationships built with people across the country in attending the sales. Bill had a servant’s heart and passion for helping people and would drop everything to help someone out. He was very well known in the Amish Community and valued those relationships built over the years. He was an avid reader and a passionate fan of Adams Central Wrestling. Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren…cherishing his time spent with each one.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sally Reynolds of Berne; son, Chad (SueAnn) Reynolds of Berne; son, Shane (Rhonda) Reynolds of Decatur; son, Dr. Trent Reynolds of Bellefontaine, Ohio; son, Dr. Jade (Julie) Reynolds of Decatur; brother, Tom (Jean) Reynolds of Berne; niece, Lori Ann Reynolds; brother-in-law, Max (Karen) Beer of Berne; 12 grandchildren, Caitlyn Reynolds, Camille (fiancée, Chris Laughlin) Reynolds, Cassandra Reynolds, Amanda Reynolds, Chance (Natalie) Reynolds, Abby Reynolds, Cashton Reynolds, Chloe Reynolds, Zane Reynolds, Zeke Reynolds, Gideon Reynolds, and Gabriel Reynolds; and one great-grandchild, Aubrey Reynolds.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at St. Luke Church in rural Decatur with Pastor Mike Wertenberger officiating. Burial will follow in M.R.E. Cemetery in rural Berne.
Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home – Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorials can be given to St. Luke Church Building Fund, C&C Bible Fellowship, or Heifer Project International.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes – Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne.