John (Jack) H. Midkiff Jr.

Posted On November 16th, 2012 -

JOHN (JACK) H. MIDKIFF JR. Beloved husband and father born 1923 on Kauai, Hawaii entered Heaven Nov. 5th. His fondness for horses & ranching led him into a long career of cattle ranching in Hawaii; managing ranches on Hawaii, Molokai, Kauai and Oahu. His ranching legacy began as a teen working with older cowboys catching wild cattle from the hills near the sugar plantation his father managed on Oahu. A graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy and Punahou School; Jack was in the last cavalry class at The University of Arizona when called to duty in WWII, serving as pilot in the Army Air Corp. Jack proudly proclaimed, “after the war, I never crawled into a cockpit again.” He was inducted into Hawaii’s Paniolo (Cowboy) Hall of Fame in 2007. Jack is survived by his wife Dori Midkiff children Joy Calvert, Molly Assenmacher, Rebecca Midkiff, Teresa Midkiff, Cherry Midkiff, J. Michael Midkiff, David McBride,and many grand and great grand children.s

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran