Marguerite L. ‘Middy’ Thomas

BLUE EARTH – Marguerite L. “Middy” Thomas, age 69, of Blue Earth, died peacefully Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Pathstone Living in Mankato, Minn. A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

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She was born July 22, 1944, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Ferdinand “Fred” and Edith “Lorraine” (Daly) Kraft. She was raised in Blue Earth, where she was a 1962 graduate of Blue Earth High School. She earned her LPN from the St. Mary’s Nursing School in Rochester. Middy also worked at Gartzke’s Greenhouse for 17 years and had been the director of the Blue Earth Senior Center the past 13 years. The senior center was a great fit for her as she had a gentle, caring way with most everyone. Middy was a very active, lifetime member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic minister and prepared funeral lunches with the CCW for many years. Her greatest joys were helping others and raising her boys.

Middy is survived by: her sons, Tony (Candice) Thomas of Denver, Colo., Eric (Dawn) Thomas of Mankato, and Andrew Thomas of Mankato; her brothers, Dan (Sherry) Kraft of Mapleton, and John (Kathy) Kraft of Ham Lake; her sister-in-law, Judy Kraft of Mankato; five grandchildren, Azrio, Jackson, Mitchell, Jillian and Cassidy; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Frank Kraft.