Junior R. Middaugh
COOKS – Junior R. Middaugh, 90, of Cooks, Mich., died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
He was born July 10, 1922, in Cooks, the son of John and Elizabeth (Ammond) Middaugh and was a graduate of the Cooks High School. He then served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. at Camp Germfask.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy, seeing duty aboard the USS General S.D. Sturgis in the Pacific Theatre.
On June 1, 1947, he married the former Marion B. Strasler in Rapid River, Mich. They lived and raised their family in Cooks. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1999.
Junior was formerly employed at Creighton Ford Garage, as a bus driver for the Cooks school, and with Bacco road construction. He later became a general foreman for the M & J Electric Company of Iron Mountain, Mich. and retired from there. Following retirement he enjoyed driving tractor at the Ray Lemp farm in Cooks.
He was a member of the Congregational
Church in Cooks and the Schoolcraft County V.F.W. Post No. 4420 where he served as the post commander two times. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball, playing cards and horseshoes, and deer hunting.
Junior is survived by his daughters, Joy DeRousha of Saline, Mich., Linda Middaugh of New Holstein, Wis., and Phyllis Schneider of Two Rivers, Wis.; son, Keith Middaugh of New Holstein; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald, Russell and Leslie Middaugh; and sisters, Arvella Isaacson and Ethel Howland.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique.
A veteran’s ritual-prayer service was held at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, under the auspices of the Schoolcraft County Veterans.
Burial was held in the Inwood Township Cemetery at Cooks.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.