In Memory of Robert D. Middleton

Robert D. Middleton
Robert D. Middleton
Born: July 11, 1950
Died: February 2, 2017
Age: 66
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Robert D. Middleton
July 11, 1950 - February 2, 2017
From: McCallsburg, IA

Robert D. Middleton, age 66, of McCallsburg, died at his home on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Cornerstone Church of Christ in rural Zearing, with Pastor Charles Ryan, Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Collins.  Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 5-7 p.m. 

Born July 11, 1950, in State Center, Iowa, Robert Dean Middleton was the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Davis) Middleton.  He grew up in Rhodes and Collins, Iowa, and graduated from Collins High School.

On February 16, 1984, Bob was united in marriage to Connie Stout in Chicago, Illinois.  The couple was blessed with one daughter, Sibyl.  Bob worked as a carpenter for many years, retiring in 2013. 

Bob was a faithful member and elder of Cornerstone Church of Christ in rural Zearing.  He enjoyed fishing and preaching the gospel.  His family gave him special joy.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; his daughter, Sibyl Brunscheon of Story City; two granddaughters, Jaina and Lily; two brothers, Michael Middleton of Des Moines, and Carl (Cheryl) Middleton of Bradenton, FL; three sisters, Joyce (James) Durbin of Marion, Linda (Ronald) Schulz of Collins, and Carol Middleton of Santa Ana, CA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Bob and his family.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:31 PM
“I was a casual friend of Bob's back in 1978. We went to the same church. But his spirit and humor have stuck with me over the years. I feel compelled to share my most vivid memory of Bob. It was one Sunday night at church after youth group ( I was a student at ISU), and 3 or 4 of us were gathered around listening to him tell us about this car he had just bought. I think it was a Chevy sedan. Anyway it was used and apparently the brakes didn't work very well. He said as he was driving it down Welch Ave to Lincoln Way, his brakes gave out. The light turned red and he couldn't stop. I'll always remember Bob saying, "well there wasn't much I could do, so I just raised my hands and said thank you Jesus, I got no brakes". He went on to say, "and you know, I just sailed right through and glided to a stop on the other side!" We all laughed. It was classic Bob at the time. And I still smile when I think of this. It reminds me of how God takes care of us.”
- Kris Brauningers
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:07 PM
“So Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. From an old Collins High grad of 67. Denny”
- Denny Holland
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:07 PM
“I remember Bob from when he was a Deacon at Jesus People. He was always willing to lend a practical hand. His life was one of deeds not just talking. Bob, you are missed.”
- Jane Mike Hertenstein
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM
“Sending thoughts, prayers & hugs to your family at this very sad time. ”
- Lorraine Cassler
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM
“Thank you Bob for sharing Jesus Christ to me. And teaching me carpentry. I always had a blast working with you. I will see you again. Good bye my friend.”
- Randy Michaels
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM
“Bob was a good friend and brother in the Lord. I feel blessed to have lived with him in community for many years. He was a good friend and witness to many. He befriended my great uncle who became a follower of Jesus at 82 years old, and Bob helped disciple him for the next 11 years of his life. He and Connie were wonderful members in our church / community for years, and if you knew Bob, things just got livelier up in heaven with his arrival.”
- Neil and Pegge Taylor
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11 a.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Cornerstone Church of Christ
Rural Zearing, Iowa


Pastor Charles Ryan, Sr.


Steve Follman
Jeff Tucker
Randy Michaels
Todd Gourley
Dan Nelson
Harley Osbourn


5-7 p.m.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Cornerstone Church of Christ
Rural Zearing, Iowa


Evergreen Cemetery
Collins, Iowa