Tuesday, March 27, 1990

Obituary: Forest Case Middleton - Class of 1911

SHOREWOOD HILLS - Forest Case Middleton, age 98, of 3400 Tallyho Lane, Shorewood Hills, died on Monday, March 26, 1990 at the Methodist Health Center in Madison. He was born on February 18, 1892 in Madison to William E. and Clara (Case) Middleton. He was a 1917 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He married Leonore B. Judkins in 1917. During World War I, he served in the US Navy. Most of his working life, he was a court reporter for the Wisconsin Industrial Commission. He also taught English in Japan from 1920 to 1923 and assisted his wife in the operation of the Mouse Around Gift Shop in Madison in the 20's and 30's and the Oriental Specialties Shop in the early 60's. His wife preceded him in death in 1969. Survivors include cousins Ralph Middleton of Rockford, Illinois, Esther Jane McLeod of Madison and John Middleton of Southfield, Michigan. A private committal service will be held at YORK CEMETERY, Marshall, Wisconsin.

Cress Funeral Home
3610 Speedway Road

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 27, 1990

Notes: Forest Middleton's class year is based on information in the 1911 Tychoberahn.

In November 1920, The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine (Volume 22, Number 1) reported: "FOREST MIDDLETON, during past year instructor in English at the University, has been elected to the staff of the Imperial Japanese English School at Tokyo, the appointment becoming effective on September 1. Mr. and Mrs. Middleton expect to remain in the Orient for two years, from where they will go to Europe to continue their studies before returning to America."