Kenneth John Middleton, age 35, of Sparta passed away unexpectedly the morning of
September 11, 2022.
Kenneth was born in Black River falls on October 4 th , 1986 to Joan Buckhannon and Gary
Middleton.
Kenneth grew up and attended school here in Black River Falls, excelling in mathematics and
woodworking. Growing up, some of his favorite things to do were to go hunting and fishing, but
he especially loved to shoot his bow and arrow. His love for archery was a hobby that stuck with
him into adulthood as well.
After high school, he went on to work doing carpentry which he became very skilled in. So
skilled, in fact, that a photo of a bathroom remodeling he did was featured in a magazine. He
was an incredibly hard worker and enjoyed keeping busy, so much that even in his spare time,
he would often help his friends and family with any kind of renovating or remodeling projects
they wanted to do.
He was a beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, great uncle, and father.
Kenneth is survived by his parents, Joan (Robert) Buckhannon; Gary (Dilynn) Middleton;
grandmother Daisy Buckhannon; his brother Jamie (Amy) Zillmer and sisters Shana Middleton,
Misty Short; his two daughters, Gracey and Justice; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his fiancé Amanda Santa Clara; his maternal grandparents Donald
(Twyla) Gebhardt, Sr.; Robert Buckhannon and cousin Teresa Lamon; his paternal grandparents
Kenneth (Betty) Middleton; and cousin Jenny Ripp.
Per Kenneth’s wishes, funeral services will be held privately. A celebration of life will be held at
a later date, time, and location to be announced.
The Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is serving the family.

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