June 2, 1945 - January 18, 2017
William “Bill” Middleton, 71, of North Aurora passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL. He was born June 2, 1945, in Colorado Springs, CO the son of William and Margaret (Reese) Middleton. He was united in marriage to Cassandra Castans October 15, 1971, in Chicago, IL.
Bill was a determined, stubborn, strong-willed, loving man who was open to helping anyone in need. He had an obsession with the Chicago White Sox where he attended many home games. He loved his community and enjoyed giving back. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the North Aurora Lions Club, a Board of Trustees at the Messenger Public Library and served at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church as the head usher. In his spare time he enjoyed a round of golf. Bill also served in the United States Army for over 20 years.
Bill is survived by his wife Cassandra; two children Bill (Sarah) Middleton of Atlanta, GA and Sheridan (Jeff) Gurbal of Aurora, IL; five grandchildren, Kylee, Olivia, Campbell, Madison, and Will; and one sister Julie (Dave) Owens.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 23, 2017, at Moss Family Funeral Home before proceeding to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 801 Oak Street North Aurora, IL to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Messenger Public Library Foundation 113 Oak Street North Aurora, IL 60542, http://www.communityfoundationfrv.org/profile/messenger-library-fund/
- Julie Owens
I can't come to the funeral, but I will definitely be there in spirit. I love you all, and I know how much you all meant to my baby brother.
- Cherri McDonald
May God hold you in His hands as you grieve the loss of this wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Bill and Margaret Park
Cass and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a dear friend We have many memories of working with Bill in the North Aurora Lions Club.
- Kevin Davis
As Administrator of the Messenger Public Library of N. Aurora for the past 11 years I have known Bill Middleton as a confidant and counselor. He loved the Library and the Village of North Aurora IL. His position as Board Secretary was a position that he enjoyed. He was also on the Board wnen the new Library facility was built on Oak St. His legacy will be his honest down to earth cut to the chase opinions and straight forward decision making. I will miss him dearly. Bill was also a true believer in Christ and in his country. His loved showed up in everything he did. The Library Community in N. Aurora will miss a great advocate for life long learning.
- Cherie Loudermilk
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. Cherie
- Stuart, Shelli and Grey Altemeyer
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and Sarah. Will, Campbell and Madison are lucky to have a Father so much like their Grandfather. His spirit live on through you!
- Laura Wessman
My deepest condolence for your loss. By reading his obituary, I can see that your father was of great character, strong Christian values and an honorable member of our armed forces; God bless him.
May our Lord give your family strenght and endurance during this painful moment in your lives.
May his soul rest in peace.