Jeanette L. Mielke, age 85, of Litchfield, MN, died on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, MN. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 15, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills, MN. A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Sunday at Johnson Hagglund Funeral and Cremation and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Jeanette Loretta Mielke was born in Hutchinson, MN on March 23, 1938, to Anton and Margaret (Joecks) Block. She attended Dist. 54 Cedar Mills, Township Parochial school at Immanuel Lutheran Church Acoma township, and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1956. Jeanette was united in marriage to Myron Mielke on October 1, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church Acoma. Jeanette worked at 3M, Litchfield Woolen Mills, and Litchfield Garment Company. She retired in 2000. She liked helping Myron on the farm, she did cake decorating and gardening. She liked to go to polka dances along with all her friends, and playing bingo, and occasional trip to the casino was also a good time for her.
Jeanette is survived by her daughter Debra (Scott) Engfer, grandson Travis (Nikki) Engfer and their 2 sons Brandon (Lexee) and Austin, also great-grandsons Prestin Peterson, and Chayton Riebe. Nieces Karen Zimmerman and Doreen Mielke, and several cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Myron, grandson Dean Peterson, her parents Anton and Margaret, brother Delton, parents in law George and Edna Mielke, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Merlin and Elvira Mielke.