Mary Kathryn (Gaertner) Mieske

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Mary Kathryn (Gaertner) Mieske, 68, of Auburn, passed away April 16, 2013, after a brave battle with cancer, surrounded by her family at Toni & Trish House. She was born Dec. 14, 1944, to Thomas and Velena Gaertner in Saginaw. Mary grew up in Saginaw and Midland. She attended Nazareth College and then graduated from Michigan State University in 1967. She married Reg Mieske in 1967.

Mary was a master seamstress with a passion for quilt making. Many other hobbies filled her days, like gardening, scrapbooking, word puzzles, golf, spending time with her grandkids and her cat, Max. Mary will be remembered for her cheerful smile, beautiful quilts, loving patience and her willingness to help anyone in need.

Mary will be profoundly missed by her husband of 45 years, Reg; four children, Matthew (Lynn), Emma (Kyle), Tyler (Barbie) and Jeffrey (Terrie); eight grandchildren, Zachary, Jessica, Libby, Clayton, Connor, Megan, Caitlyn and Carlie; brother, Robert Gaertner; and many nieces, nephews; and in-laws.

The funeral liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at St. Anthony/ St. Joseph Parish Community (St. Anthony Site). The Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Sutton will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, Fisherville. Mary's family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Friday from 2-8 p.m. On Saturday morning, Mary will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of liturgy. A vigil service for Mary will be held 7 p.m., Friday evening, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to the Toni & Trish House, who cared for Mary so warmly in her last days.


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Auburn Chapel-Cunningham-Taylor F.H.'s Inc.
312 W. Midland Rd P. O. Box 394
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-4711
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Published in Midland Daily News on Apr. 18, 2013
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