Robert Harvey Middleton (1954-2014)

          Robert Harvey Middleton, age 59, Racine WI, passed away, surrounded by his loving family May 29, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

          Robert known as Bob was born on Thanksgiving day, November 26, 1954 to the late Lawrence H and Edna M (North) Middleton from Burlington WI. He lived and was schooled there until his teens then he lived in Racine WI to adulthood with his foster parents Walley and Doreen Fortier.

          He was a machinist by trade, he loved woodworking, bike riding, fishing, singing Karaoke, but best of all his grandchildren and family.

          He was married, July 24, 1976 to Darlene Gardner the mother of his children, Mark (Dede), David (Lorie), Steven Middleton and daughter Cathy Middleton. Then remarried to Ruth Blackwell August 18, 1984, Step Children, Jessie T, Charles B. Blackwell and Lisa Wood.

          Brothers Harvey D. Zuhbe, Lawrence E. (Sue) Middleton. Sisters; Margaret J. (Doug) Langer, Virginia M. Van of Manitowoc, Elizabeth H (Mike) Holschback of Two Rivers.

          Grandchildren; Cassandra, Jerald, Angie, Bianca, Natalie and Christopher. One great grandchild Joshua.

          Many friends children called him grandpa and nieces and nephews and many friends that loved and respected him and will miss him. His favorite quote was “Don’t Quit”.             

          He was preceded in death by; his parents Lawrence and Edna (North) Middleton; sisters, Joyce A. Childers, Mary L. DuBois of Zion IL. Niece Karen Messer, MI, second wife Ruth Blackwell TN, nephews John C. Fellie, Waukesha and Jerald J. Jerome, Kenosha. Grandparents, Forrest and Anna (Blaese) Middleton, Burlington WI and Florence L. Kline, Waukesha.   

          He will be buried at the Burlington Cemetery Burlington WI, on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 11:00AM.

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