Obit: Mielke, Hugo Richard (1917 - 2007)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Bessler, Denzin, Drachenberg, Eggert, Gebel, Haar, Hawk, Kohl, Krause, Kunkel, Mielke, Nichols, Schultz, Viergutz, Witzke, Wolff

----Sources: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.), Vol. 47, No. 52, Wed., Dec. 26, 2007, p. 12

Mielke, Hugo Richard (15 Sept. 1917 - 22 Dec. 2007)

Hugo Richard Mielke, 90, Colby, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at the Colonial Center, Colby, Wis.

Hugo was born on Sept. 15, 1917, in the town of Wien, Marathon County, to Ludwig and Anna (Drachenberg) Mielke. He went to Smith School in the town of Frankfort for eight years. He married Mabel Schultz on May 25, 1956, in Spencer, Wis. She died in 1959. Hugo then married Jeanne (Kohl) Viergutz on Aug. 19, 1969, in Marshfield. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in the town of Frankfort. He served as town of Frankfort assessor and on both St. John's (High Steeple) and Emmanuel Lutheran Church's councils. He enjoyed playing cards and was a good joke teller.

Hugo is survived by his wife, Jeanne Mielke, Colby; sons, Richard Mielke and Daniel (Michelle) Mielke, both of Colby; step-children, Rose (Bob) Denzin, Atlanta, Ga., Janet (Steve) Eggert, St. Louis, Mo., Susan (Robert) Gebel, Milwaukee, Ruth (Dan) Hawk, Knoxville, Tenn., Rev. William (Daphne) Viergutz, Burlington, Colo.; three grandchildren, Adam, Melissa and Clndsey Mielke; 10 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edward (Laura) Mielke Sr., Abbotsford, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Ed Witzke; first wife, Mabel in 1959; brothers, Leopold, Otto and Carl Mielke; and sisters, Theresa Kunkel, Ida Nichols, Hulda Wolff and Anna Bessler.

Services will be Friday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids. Burial will be in St. John's (High Steeple) Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Wien. Rev. Thomas Haar will preside. Pallbearers will be Edward Mielke Jr., Donald Kunkel, Albert Wolff, Wilbur Krause, Damon Denzin and Stuart Eggert. Friends may call at the Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church before services on Friday.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Paid Obituary



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