Clarence "Clare" Earl Middleton
06/27/1934 - 10/20/2019
Obituary for Clarence "Clare" Earl Middleton
Clarence “Clare” Earl Middleton age 85 passed away peacefully on Sunday morning October 20, 2019 with his family at his side at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. He was born on June 27, 1934 in Coopersville, MI to Clarence M. and Dorothy M. Middleton. He graduated from Howard City High School and served his county in the U. S. Airforce during Korea. He married Rosella “Tudy” Bentley on August 2, 1957 in Rockford, MI. Clare was employed by Michigan Bell/ AT & T until his retirement. Clare’s hobbies included his family, friends, fishing, fun, and being able to buy you your first beer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dorothy; his stepfather, Ira Cook; sisters, Frankie Crouch, Rhoda Messisco; brother, Harold “Buck” Middleton; his daughters in law, Tammy Middleton, Kristi Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosella “Tudy”; sons, Doug and Deb Middleton, Dennie Middleton and Aimee; his grandchildren, Bree Middleton, Kelsie and Matt Sakuta, McCartney Clare Middleton; his great granddaughter, Parker Middleton; brother, Keith and Lois Middleton; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Clare will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Sparta United Methodist Church at 12 noon with Rev. Eldon Eldred Officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home on Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and at the Church on Saturday, 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Finish the Mission (West Michigan Freedom Cruise).
54 E. Division Street
Sparta, MI 49345
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