Lynda Ann Whalen of Auburn Hills, formerly of Caro, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at St. Francis Home in Saginaw, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Lynda was born June 17, 1943, in Caro, the third of five children born to the late Edward and June (Ayre) Whalen, and graduated from Caro High School, Class of 1961. She attended Albion College where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Lynda then settled in the Rochester Hills area and taught elementary school, a job she truly loved. She went on to earn a master’s degree from Oakland University and returned to education as a counselor. After retiring, Lynda stayed busy with traveling, golfing, book clubs and Bible study. Lynda also taught a literacy class to adult women and was delighted when one of her students finished her first book. Lynda had a knack for making friends easily, and they remained her friends for a lifetime. To be with Lynda was fun and she was “always up to something.” It must be said that Lynda felt it her responsibility to help people in need and she was extraordinarily charitable in a humble way; she would simply say, “they need it, I have it, I’ll help them.”

Lynda is survived by three siblings: Sharon Ruf of Mustang, Oklahoma, Patrick Whalen of San Antonio, Florida, Nancy Jones of Saginaw; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kaye Whalen.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.   

The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

Charles Laverne Middaugh, age 58, unexpectedly passed away at U of M Hospital August 26, 2019, with his special friend June Wiergowski and son Chad Middaugh by his side. Chuck was born in Caro September 17, 1960, to Theron and Dianne Middaugh. He was a 1979 graduate of Cass City High School and very proud of becoming State Champion in track and field.

Chuck had an associate degree in Business Administration from Jordan University of Science & Tech. and worked many jobs in life, including Marlette Hospital and his last at Southern Automotive Wholesalers, Inc. in Pontiac. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, especially with his father, brothers and son. He enjoyed motorcycles, woodworking, and watching westerns, especially, “The Rifleman.” He was an avid collector of all Colman and Kiss memorabilia and military equipment. He enjoyed following politics, especially looters! Chuck was true story telling, smiling and outdoorsman with a true sense of direction.

Chuck is survived by June Wiergowski; son, Chad Aaron Middaugh of Reese; mother, Dianne E. Middaugh; siblings: Cynthia (Michael) Fields of Cass City, Ken (Tammy) Middaugh of Caro, Jill (Joe) Leeson of Cass City, Michael (Kristin) Middaugh of Grand Rapids, Tim (Kristin) Middaugh of Decker; grandchildren: Trinity, Jacob, Carly, and Brody; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Theron Lee Middaugh, and infant brother, Theron Middaugh, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at the Cass City Gun Club. There will be a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cass City Gun Club.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.