Farming Rural 21

Peter VanMiddlesworth

February 11, 1933 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 87)


Peter Q. VanMiddlesworth, age 87 of East Leroy, died November 18, 2020. He was born February 11, 1933, in East Leroy, the son of William and Clara (Jacobsen) VanMiddlesworth. Peter graduated from Athens High School in 1951. He served his country in the United States Navy for four years. Peter worked in Research and Development at Post Cereal, for over 40 years. On January 15, 1957, he married Janice Green, and they shared 63 wonderful years of marriage. Together they traveled to all 50 states, Europe and Canada and loved their time wintering in Florida for over 23 years. Peter enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, golfing, gardening, and farming. He was a member of the Climax American Legion for over 50 years. Peter is survived by his wife, Janice VanMiddlesworth; his children: Vicki (Tom) Kummer, Matt (Carleen) VanMiddlesworth, and Betsy (Tom) Reichert; 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and his sister Grace Thorpe. A private graveside service was held at East Leroy Congregational Cemetery and a Celebration of his life will be held in June of 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shriner's Hospital or charity of choice. Please visit Peter's webpage for directions, online guest book or to leave a condolence.


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