Clarence “Red” Middaugh, 86, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 7:10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Lakeland Loving Care Center in Milford, Ind., where he has resided for a year.
He was born July 31, 1926, in Bremen, Ind. to Noble Clarence and Blanche (Balsley) Middaugh. He lived his lifetime in the Nappanee area. On Feb. 18, 1950, he married Bonnie Buss. She preceded him in death July 19, 2003.
Mr. Middaugh was a graduate of Nappanee High School. He served in the United States Navy during WW II. He retired from Mutschler Brothers in Nappanee where he had worked for 42 years. He was a member of Nappanee United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Nappanee American Legion.
Clarence enjoyed camping. He played softball in his younger years and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bulls and he was an avid bowler.
Surviving are his daughter: Brenda (Jeff) Kern, Syracuse, Ind.; sons: Brian and Jeff (Stephanie) Middaugh, all of Nappanee; grandchildren: Cooper and Wesley Middaugh, Shaun and Kevin Kern; four great-grandchildren; a brother: Kenneth (Pat) Middaugh, Nappanee; and a sister: Mary (Max) Truex, Wakarusa, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a sister: Anna Mae Wise.
Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Nappanee United Methodist Church. Rev. Linda Craig will officiate and burial will be in South Union Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Nappanee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Care Hospice.