Dan Frank Middleton, 91 of Orlando passed away
peacefully on March 14th. Dan was born on September 3, 1930 to Frank and Florence Middleton. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dan attended
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Ohio State University and later received four
diplomas from Aetna Insurance Correspondence Course. He earned the Professional Insurance
designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter in 1963 and was awarded
the Insurance Institute of America’s Risk Management diploma in 1967. He was member of the Insurance Board of
Columbus and was director of the Columbus Chapter of the Chartered Property
Casualty Underwriters. Dan was the Vice President of Atkinson-Dauksch Agencies,
prior to it be becoming Coroon & Black, retiring at age 60. Dan worked again as the Executive Director at
a/e ProNet, a professional liability insurance organization for architects and
engineers, a professional liability insurance organization for architects and
engineers. What started out as a small
non-profit organization grew into a globally recognized and respected
group. Dan worked again until he retired
again at age 80.
Work wasn’t Dan’s only passion, he enjoyed being
involved in the church, helping people and of course collecting antique Jaguar
cars. The other passion was his involvement at St. Luke’s
Methodist Church and helping people. Dan
became involved in the Stephen’s Ministry and became a leader in the
organization. He was known for his
prayers. His words came so naturally and
had such grace. He touched a lot of
people during his time in the program.
When word got around among the homeless that Dan came
to the Post Office regularly, Dan would give them clothing, new shoes, food and
sometimes money. He was always finding
ways to help those who were less fortunate than himself. He knew that God had blessed him and wanted
to share that with others.
The passion for cars was one that he shared with his
son Tim. They traveled all over for car
shows and winning numerous trophies for his cars. Dan was even president of the Jaguar Club of
Central Ohio and the Jaguar Club of Florida.
survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn and children Tim Middleton (Orlando)
and Suzanne Middleton (Charlotte) as well as sister Nancey Vickers.
service will be at the chapel at Orlando Lutheran Towers (300 E. Church Street,
18th Floor) on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of
flowers please consider a memorial donation to the following. Orlando Lutheran
Towers Foundation, 300 E. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801 or St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, www.stjude.org