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Obits > 1969 - Walter Leighton Middleton

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 9, 1969 - Tuesday, pg 2





Walter Middleton Succumbs Monday


Prophetstown: - Walter Leighton Middleton, 79, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Morrison Community Hospital where he had been a patient for three days.


Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m., at the Gardner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Olson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.


He was born Jan. 16, 1890, in Morrison, the son of Leonard and Minnie Merrickle Middleton. He attended schools in Prophetstown and had spent his lifetime in Prophetstown.


He married Nellie Meek, July 28, 1915. She passed away in 1951.  He married Alice Copeland Middleton on Dec. 1, 1952.


He is survived by his wife and one half brother, Lyle Colabaugh, Marshalltown, Ia., and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his parents and his first wife.


Visitation will be from 7 to 9 pm. Tuesday at the Gardner Funeral Chapel.

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