Frank Elza Middaugh, 78, of Marion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
A graduate of River Valley High School, Frank served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. He retired after nearly 40 years of service from the Eaton Corp. where he worked in the forge shop, served as a union steward and also served on the safety committee for several years. Never one to sit still, he worked at Presidential Nursing Home and drove a bus for several years with the Marion Area Transit.
Having deep faith, he was a longtime, active member of Central Christian Church, serving as a Deacon, Trustee and many other capacities over the years. A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he loved attending the sporting activities of his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. An avid sports fan, he umpired high school baseball and softball and youth baseball and softball at Lincoln Park for many years. He also enjoyed golfing and cheering on his beloved Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Born December 22, 1944 in Perry County, he was the son of the late John and Marybelle (Miller) Middaugh. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Renee Middaugh and a brother and sister-in-law, John and Maryann Middaugh.
On March 9, 1969 at the Central Christian Church, he married his wife of over 54 years, Janice E. (Freese) Middaugh and she survives in Marion. He is also survived by a daughter, Shannon (Josh) Davis of Marion; grandchildren, Sabastian, Laney and Jaxon; a brother, Paul (Karen) Middaugh; a sister, Mary Louise Johnson; sisters-in law, Debbie (Mike) Manley and Donna (Ernie) Humbert; brother-in-law, Dave (Donna) Freese; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.
The family would like to say a special “thank you” to Presidential Nursing Home, Tranquility Hospice and Dr. Granger and his staff for the excellent, kind and compassionate care given to Frank.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00-5:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Central Christian Church. Carl Everly will conduct a service of remembrance at 4:30 P.M. Burial will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family. In keeping with Frank’s wishes, those attending are encouraged to wear their favorite Browns or O.S.U attire. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Central Christian Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements are being handled for the family by the Wilson Funeral Home 621 W. Fifth St. Marysville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com