Dennis W. Ream, 70, of Walkerton, Indiana, passed from this earthly realm comfortably and with grace on July 17, 2022, after a short illness. Dennis was born in LaPorte, Indiana, and was the son of the late Everett and Irene Ream. He was a lifelong resident of Walkerton. He was a 1970 graduate of John Glenn High School, and he proudly served in U.S. Army after high school.
Denny was a man of many talents as he worked for Miller Bearing in Bremen, J F New & Associates for several years, Gates Chevrolet in South Bend and was an employee at Kabelin’s Hardware in Walkerton for some time. He also owned the video rental business in downtown Walkerton, Moving Pictures Video, for many years. He had the ability to make friends easily, had a wonderful sense of humor and could have a lively conversation on any subject. His easy smile and stories could always put everyone at ease.
Denny loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, whether cruising around town or going on his many adventures of which he was always happy to talk about (with flare). Denny’s love for music spilled over into all aspects of his life as well as playing drums in several local bands including Ulterior Motive and Stage 2. He enjoyed fishing, mainly at Koontz Lake, which was probably the only time he was quiet. Denny loved dirt bikes, cycling, and cooking on his grill. Denny was an avid fan of Nascar and it was known that his only attention would be on the race.
Denny is survived by his children, Jamison Shock (Jenna) of Fort Wayne, IN, Melissa McNeill (Kevin) of North Liberty, IN, Andrew Ream (Katie) of South Bend, IN, and a stepdaughter, Corie Walls (Ryan) of Leo, IN. He is also survived by many grandchildren, Justin Shock, Tyler Shock, Olivia Shock, Amber Shock, Ian McNeill, Karlyn McNeill, Drew Ream and Parker Ream, Kaylee Walls. He leaves behind his loving sister, Jeanie Poston; and several nieces and nephews, all who loved him very much. He was formerly married to Robin Davis Kaser. Preceding Denny in death was his sister, Sharon Klinedinst, and his loving granddaughter, Ataya Kaser. Denny was devoted to his fur buddy, Scooter, his faithful companion who was always by his side.Cremation has taken place and Denny had requested no viewing and no services at this time. A celebration-of-life gathering will be planned for a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 Shelby Street.