Robert Middleton

Robert Middleton age 72, of Meridian, Idaho passed away on Wednesday December 25, 2013. Robert was born April 18, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Clarence G. Middleton and Ruth E. (Lyon) Middleton. He graduated from Modale H.S and then attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa before serving in the U.S Air Force for four years. After his service in the air Force, Robert finished his schooling in 1969 in Boise State with a Bachelors Degree. Robert married his first wife, Vona Peckenpaugh, in 1967 in Boise, Idaho. They were married for 39 years. They built their home in Meridian with their own hands. Robert was an appraiser and inspector for HUD, FHA and the VA. He worked all over Idaho and parts of Oregon. Vona died in February 2007, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Robert was a devoted husband to her. Robert married his second wife, Debbie, in September of 2007. They were acquainted for several years while Debbie took care of his next door Neighbor. Robert was a lifelong member of Ducks Unlimited, and helped sponsor several chapters. He loved his chocolate labs, hunting with friends, and listening to the geese land on the roof each spring and hatching their young from the goose box on Five mile Creek. They seemed to hatch around the week of his birthday and it was always a special time. Robert was a great mechanic, woodsmith, and machinist. It seemed that there was nothing he could not fix. He was always there to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor when they were in need. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife Vona, and his parents. Survivors include his wife Debra D. Middleton; sisters, Donna Ruth Schulz and Carol Clever; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 am until time of service at Hennessey Funeral Home Memorials may be made in Robert’s name to, Ducks unlimited- c/o Mond Warren, 7314 E. Gray Lag Dr. Nampa, Idaho 83687 In Loving Memory Of Robert Middleton Born April 18, 1941 Omaha, Nebraska Entered Into Rest December 25, 2013 Meridian, Idaho Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Kim Crummer Casket Bearers Brad Rock Ron Schulz Rick Schulz Kevan Cleaver Kenneth Holtz Bob Nagel Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa A Life Well Lived A life well lived is a precious gift Of hope and strength and grace, From someone who has made our world A brighter, better place It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad With smiles and sometimes tears, With friendships formed And good times shared And laughter through the years. A life well lived is a legacy Of joy and pride and pleasure A living, lasting memory Our grateful hearts we’ll treasure

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