Chester Middleton Jr., 76

Chester Eugene "Gene" Middleton, Jr., 76, of Wabash, died at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Wabash, to Chester Eugene Sr. and E. Eldora (Bone) Middleton.

He was a 1957 graduate of Noble High School.  He married Sandra Switzer at the Wabash Church of the Brethren, on Nov. 29, 1959.  He was a parts manager at Hendrickson Motors in Logansport, retiring after 25 years.  He was a member and deacon at the Treaty Church of Christ.  He enjoyed fishing and his family.  

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Middleton of Wabash; three children, Shari K. Douglass and Brian (Melissa) Middleton, both of Wabash, and Douglas (Lora) Middleton of Argos; six grandchildren, Philip (Tonya) Douglass of Warsaw, Nicholas Douglass of Wabash, Taylor Middleton and Katie Middleton, both of Noblesville, Amanda Middleton and Katherine Middleton, both of Argos; stepgrandchild, Jason (Ashley) Butterbaugh of Wabash, great-grandchild, Aaliyah Douglass and two great-stepgrandchildren, Jude Butterbaugh and Everett Butterbaugh, all of Wabash; and his sister, Carma (Ronnie) Gagnon of Akron. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Cassie Middleton, and triplet great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday Dec. 15, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with minister, Ryan Weaver officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Gene Middleton Family.

The memorial guest book for Gene may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Dec 13