Obit: Mielke, Jeanne E. (1918 - 2009)

Contact:: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Denzin, Eggert, Gebel, Haw, Kohl, Mielke, Viergutz   

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, October 21, 2009, page 15 

Mielke, Jeanne E. (Kohl) Viergutz  (September 4, 1918 - October 15, 2009) 

Jeanne E. Mielke, formerly of Colby, died Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Heritage Court in Menomonee Falls.

She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in the town of Lincoln, to William and Marie 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.  

She 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.  

Jeanne is preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Viergutz and Hugo Mielke; her parents, and three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be held on Friday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church. A lunch will follow the service at the church with burial at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield.

Memorials may be sent to Camp Luther, Three Lakes, Wis. and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements. 



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