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William “David” Rash

January 18, 1938 — May 18, 2023

William David Rash was born January 18, 1938 in LaPaz and passed away on May 18, 2023 at the age of 85.

Dave’s parents were Evelyn (Moore) Rash and William Jennings Rash.  Dave graduated in 1956 from LaPaz High School where he played basketball, track, baseball, and was in the choir and marching band.  Immediately after graduation, Dave joined the United States National Guard and served from 1956-1964.

Dave married the love of his life & high school sweetheart, Linda Lou Maxson at Shiloh Wesleyan Church on November 2, 1958.  Dave and Linda have two children, a son, William “Bill” (wife, Cindy Emmons) Rash and a daughter, Sherri Rash Stewart (Tom Dennin) both of Plymouth.  Four grandchildren, Brittany Rash Rogers, Nicole Rash Cook (Grant Cook), Haley Jaggers Coddens (Josh Coddens) and Alex Jaggers (Holly Jaggers). Eight great grandchildren, Lydia & Telly Rogers; Carter, Cooper & Cadence Cook; Jameson & Alijah Coddens; Coleson Jaggers and extended family Luke Dennin, Jeff Stewart and his daughter, Trish.  Dave is survived by one sister, Patricia Anderson of Bremen and sister-in-law, Lois Rash of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Richard Rash and brother-in-law, Ed Anderson.  Dave was the co-owner of Banner Electric in Plymouth for 48 years.  He served on the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Board of Directors and volunteered for decades helping with the electric needed for the festival which is still being handled for the festival after 55 years by the continuation of our family-owned company.

Dave enjoyed parachuting and had over 400 jumps identifying him from his black chute with a red cross being known as the “Red Baron”! He donated gallons of blood through the years to the American Red Cross continuing to help and provide to his fellow man.  Dave was always generous to his family and his community.  He was a Loving Dad and Grandpa always joking and playing cards or games with his kids and grandkids.

The grandkids always found it magical that Grandpa would find quarters behind their ears.  His wit and gentle hugs will be deeply missed by everyone especially his family including several beloved nieces and nephews and his Banner Electric family.  Dave’s passion for the last 40 years was antiquing especially for Greentown Glass and Fenton.  Being from LaPaz his whole life, he knew the best variety of blueberries and made sure he shared when they were ready to eat.  WE LOVE YOU DAD and GRANDPA and look forward to the day we’ll see you again.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 11 am at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Cox officiating.

Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army and the Plymouth Am. Legion Post #27.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place Mishawaka, IN 46545, Union North Service Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 500 Lakeville, IN 46536, or to the LaPaz Fire Department, P.O. Box 369 LaPaz, IN 46537.
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