Middleton, Ivan

Written by David Green.

Ivan D. Middleton, 79, of Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at CareLink Hospital of Jackson.

He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Clayton, Mich., to Clifford J. and Katie (Spaulding) Middleton. He married Betty McComb on June 18, 1947, in Sand Creek, Mich., and she survives.

Ivan was a life-long Hudson area farmer and graduated from Sand Creek High School in 1946. He attended the Hudson Wesleyan Church, was a former member of the Hudson Township Zoning Board and was a Pioneer seed corn dealer for several years.

Surviving Ivan besides his wife, Betty, of Hudson is one daughter, Nancy (and Michael) Lama of Arlington, Wash.; two sons, Gary (and Debbie) Middleton of Hudson and Clifford (and Martha) Middleton of Sand Creek; 13 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Molly Hartman; a son, William Middleton; and two brothers, Carroll Middleton and Neil Middleton.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Wesley Rowan and Pastor Calvin Walden officiating. Interment will follow at Dover Center Cemetery in Dover Twp., Mich. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hudson Wesleyan Church or the Salvation Army.

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