Darrell Max Bacon Ellenton, FL Formerly of Mulliken. Age 93, joined his Father in heaven on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Darrell was born June 11, 1919 in Mulliken to Lloyd and Ollie Bacon. He was a Mulliken resident until retiring to Ellenton, Florida in 1987. A graduate of Michigan State University's Agricultural Program, Darrell was a dairy farmer most of his life. He was recognized for his agricultural innovation, have one of the first fully automated state of the art milking parlors and was proud of having "the first pole barn in the state of Michigan." Darrell was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Bacon. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Jerry; three sons, Richard (Beth), Tom (Debbie) and Dennis (Ginny); three grandchildren, Shawn Bacon, Kristen (Jason) Tweedle and Erica Bacon; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Taylor Tweedle and Jaxon Bacon; brother, Robert Bacon of Mulliken; sister, Clara Alice Webb of Lansing. Services were held in Ellenton, Florida. The family will receive friends from 1 - 2 P.M. Monday, February 3, at Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken, followed by a 2:15 P.M. graveside service at Meadowbrook Cemetery with Rev. Gary Simmons officiating.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 3, 2013