Darrell Ellis Morlan, 96, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Wesley Manor. He was born in Bourbon, Indiana on May 16, 1924 to Clarence O. and Nellie Mae (Ellis) Morlan. He married Eleanor Grace Grossman on July 24, 1949; she preceded him in death on May 18, 2020.
Darrell graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1942. Following graduation, he was employed in South Bend as a billing clerk at Motor Express of Indiana. He entered the United States Army in February 1943 and was discharged as a Sgt. in January 1946.
After a brief employment with Joyner Corporation in Bourbon, he began working in the shipping department for Orthopedic Equipment Company and was the office manager when he left employment in 1955.
Following completion of accounting studies with International Accounting Society, he moved to Fort Wayne and began working for Kunkle Valve Company. He started as controller and worked with them for 32 years, retiring in 1987 as Vice President-Treasurer-Controller. After retiring, he worked part-time as Controller of Metal Technology of Indiana, Inc. in Lebanon, which is owned by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bryan Hoyt. He moved to Wesley Manor in Frankfort in 1996.
Darrell was active in the United Methodist Church from the late 1950’s to 1995. He chaired major commissions and committees in the local church. He was Chair of the District Council, a District Lay Leader, and Chair of the District Church Builders. He served on the Conference of Trustees and CFA, was Chair of the Conference Council, and served on the Jurisdictional Council. He was a member of the Annual Conference for more than 30 years.
Darrell is survived by his daughters; Donna (Bryan) Hoyt of Zionsville and Sherry (Robert) Harter of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Douglas Stellhorn, Christopher Hoyt, and Jonathan Hoyt.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Clarence D. Morlan.
Private family services will be held. Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Darrell’s honor may be made to Wesley Manor Benevolent Endowment, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041.
Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.