Don Mielke


Don MielkeDonald “Don” J. Mielke age 83 of Redwood Falls, passed away Sunday, August 06, 2017 at the Redwood Area Hospital.  Memorial Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donald J. Mielke was born March 28, 1934 in Sheridan Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Albert & Esther (Muetzel) Mielke.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  Don married Donna Wilson on February 18, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sheridan Township.  Together they farmed in the Redwood Falls area and raised their family.

Don is survived by his wife Donna; children: Julie (Glen) Zimmermann and Dean (Katie) Mielke; grandchildren: Mitch Zimmermann, Mindi (Tory) Zamzow, Mahlon (Mandy) Zimmermann, Maren Mielke and Caleb Mielke; great grandchild Avery Jo Zimmermann; siblings: Margaret Flaten and Karl (Sandy) Mielke and many other relatives and friends.


  1. Wanda Wandersee says

    We are so very sorry for your loss..

  2. Denis & Cindy Goblirsch says

    Donna & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Praying you find peace and comfort in Christ’s love, during this sad time of adjustment. Blessings and condolences, Denis and Cindy Goblirsch

  3. Tina Phan-Jenniges says

    Donna, Julie, and Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you.

  4. Emily Monson says

    Donna, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Sending you a hug and prayers for comfort.

  5. Faythe Amberg says

    Donna and Family ~~
    Our sympathy to all of Don’s Family ~~Our thoughts and prayers are with you ~~
    Take Care and God Bless ~~~ Butch and Faythe Amberg~~

  6. Todd and Patty Amberg says

    Donna, Julie, Dean and family,
    Our deepest sympathy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  7. LaVonne Sinclair says

    Donna and family, you have my sympathy, so sorry to hear of losing your husband. May God bless you all at this sad time.

  8. Phil and Agnes Johanneck says

    Your family has our sincere sympathy on the passing of your precious Don…..thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  9. Joel & Val Wagner says

    Donna, we are saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Many hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  10. Scott & Mary Kiefer says

    Sending sincere sympathy to you all during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories live on in your hearts. Sending our love and hugs from our house to yours.

  11. Judy Bastian says

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a fun, great guy. I loved his sense of humor! My sincere sympathy to you, Donna; and also to Julie and Dean.

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