John Marshall Middleton was born on August 13, 1929, in Windom, MN, to Dr. Marshall Avery and Elsie Annette (Olson) Middleton. He grew up in Windom. John attended grade school in Windom, Shattuck Military School in Faribault, and graduated from Southwest High School in Minneapolis. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Accounting, English and creative writing. John’s uncle, Cassal Middleton, owner of MidPane Gas Company, was killed in a plane crash in 1954. John came to Marshall and took over the company. He loved his business and spending time with his customers. He also enjoyed golfing.
John died on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. John is survived by his wife, Mary Pat (Schaefer) Middleton, who he married in 1963 in Owatonna, MN, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He is also survived by his cousins William Sjolund Jr. of Minneapolis, Sandy and David MacPherson of Edina, and Judy Worth of Albert Lea, MN. He is also survived by Nancy (Schaefer) and husband Dan Morgan of La Grange Park, IL, Joseph David Schaefer and wife Charlene of Colorado Springs, CO, Stephen Mark Schaefer of Plymouth, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Avery Middleton, and Jean Schaefer Cashman and Daniel Hale Schaefer.
May Eternal Light Shine Upon Him
Memorials preferred to Holy Redeemer School.