October 28, 1939 - April 23, 2016


Mary Gans Middleton age 76, of Edina, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta with her family by her side. Mary was a kind and gentle soul with the voice of an angel; her generous heart gave endlessly to others. Mary found passion and delight in music, time with her family and days near the lake. Mary dedicated her life to serving the Lord and was a prominent member of the Church of St. Patrick for more than 50 years.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her four children, their spouses, her nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren: Susan Middleton (Elizabeth Satrom); Mari Middleton Orke (William Orke; Elizabeth, Emelia, Michael, Lindsay); Melissa Middleton Linnemann (John and Kathryn); William David Middleton, Jr. (Alexandra and Kallie); and many other family members and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marcella Gans, daughter, Lisa Marie Middleton, brother, Robert Gans, Jr., and sisters, Patricia Cella and Phyllis Sheehan. She will be warmly remembered as a kind, spirited and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, volunteer, and friend.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Church of St. Patrick 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina MN 55439. Private interment will take place in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Quiet Oaks Hospice House of St. Augusta, Minnesota.