Roger Edward Middleton, of Warsaw, passed away surrounded by family and he went home to be with the Lord at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his residence at the wonderful age of 90.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Brighton, Mich., to Norvissa M. Webster Middleton and Gordon Edward Middleton. He graduated from high school in 1950 in Memphis, Mich.  Roger proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps; he served during Korea from 1951-1954.

Roger was married on Dec. 11, 1954, to Doris J. Middleton; she passed away on Feb. 28, 2007, after 52 years of marriage. Many years later, Roger was blessed again and happily found companionship in Judith Elnora Myers Plotner, and they were married on July 23, 2016, and lovingly shared his remaining years together.

He has lived in Kosciusko County for the past 30 years where he worked for Zimmer Inc. in Warsaw as an industrial engineer for 23 years. Roger later worked at the Gatke Corporation and then completed his working career as one of Walmart’s beloved greeters. Roger was very proud of having served in the military and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion Post #49. He was also one of a dozen Kosciusko County military veterans who were honored with handmade quilts during a Threads of Valor luncheon at the Pete Thorn Center in Warsaw on Nov. 7, 2019. On April 24, 2019, he was able to experience a trip of a lifetime with his fellow military brothers on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Roger loved his Lord and was a very devoted Christian.  He dearly loved his family and will be forever missed.

He leaves behind his wife, Judith “Judy” E. Middleton, Warsaw; son, Dan A. (Julie) Middleton, Warsaw; and his stepdaughter, Teresa Ternet, Fort Wayne. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Greg Tidwell, Acasha (Corey) Wilkie, Erica Edwards and William Ternet; six great-grandchildren; and his brother, Jim (Betty) Middleton, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, first wife, Doris J. Middleton in 2007; and his stepdaughter, Sonja Decker, on April 27, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Roger’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Matthew Roger. A graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw with military rites conducted by members of the American Legion Post #49, V.F.W. #1126 and active-duty members of the Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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