Obit: Mielke, Jeanne E. #2 (1918 - 2009)
Surnames: Mielke, Ebert, Kohl, Denzin, Eggert,
Viergutz, Gebel, Hawk
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield,
Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 20 Oct. 2009
Mielke, Jeanne E. (4 Sept. 1918 - 15 Oct.
COLBY, WIS. -- Jeanne E. Mielke, formerly of Colby,
passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Heritage Court in Menomonee
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.
23, at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Visitation will be from 9:30
a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. A lunch will follow the service at
the church with burial in Hillside Cemetery in
Jeanne E. Mielke was born Sept. 4, 1918, in the
town of Lincoln, to William and Marie (nee Ebert) Kohl. She
received her education in the Marshfield Public Schools and
graduated with her bachelor of science degree in teaching and
library science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Jeanne taught school for a number of years and after retirement,
volunteered in the classroom with gifted and special needs
children. She loved working with young people, especially in 4-H,
and was active in her church and community. Jeanne loved flower
gardening and traveling.
Jeanne is survived by her children, Rose Marie
(Robert) Denzin of Jonesboro, Ga., Janet (Steve) Eggert of St.
Peters, Mo., Susan (Robert) Gebel of Milwaukee, William (Daphne)
Viergutz of Burlington, Colo., and Ruth (Dan) Hawk of Knoxville,
Tenn.; stepchildren, Richard Mielke and Dan (Michelle) Mielke of
Colby. Jeanne has 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by nieces and
Jeanne is preceded in death by her husbands,
Harold Viergutz and Hugo Mielke; her parents, and three brothers
and two sisters.
Memorials may be sent to Camp Luther, Three
Lakes, and the Alzheimer's Society.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting Jeanne's family with arrangements.
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