December 16, 2018

John H. Middleton Sr.

Died Feb. 23, 2018


John Henry Middleton Sr., 82, passed away Feb. 23, 2018, at the West Branch Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

John was born July 12, 1935, to Robert and Verna (Staley) Middleton in West Branch. John was officially married to Connie McLeod on July 26, 1993, but they were together for more than 37 years. John retired after 25 years from the West Branch-Rose City Area Schools maintenance department. He worked for Texaco, Leonard, Standard and Mobil gas stations for John Resteiner. John had an upholstery business that he ran for almost 40 years. He belonged to the West Branch Moose Lodge and the West Branch Eagles. He loved hunting, fishing and horses. He was fun, loving and always had a joke ready to share. The most important thing in his life was the love for his family.

Surviving family members include his wife of 24 years, Connie Middleton of West Branch; children, Ramona (Chet) Wolosonowich of West Branch, John H. Middleton II of West Branch, Scott (Debbie) Middleton of West Branch, Thomas Middleton of Rose City, Robert Verran of West Branch, Jeannie (Tim) Greer of West Branch, Tricia (Shawn Lydic) Knowles of Bay City, Michelle Middleton of Deltona, Fla., and Jack and Renee Lyons of West Branch. John is also survived by 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; the extended Lyons families and many nieces and nephews. John was an extended father, grandfather and great-grandfather to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Middleton and Verna and William Little; sons, Michael and Steven Verran; grandson, Jeffery Wolosonowich; sisters, Wilma and Jenny; and brothers, Robert and Harry.

Visitation for John will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 1-9 p.m. at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. His celebration of life party will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 1-?, at 811 W. M-55 (the old corn stand), West Branch, MI 48661.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family of John H. Middleton Sr.


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