Lorraine M. Mielke
NEW ULM — Lorraine M. Mielke of New Ulm died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day after her 100th birthday at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Lorraine is survived by her son, Lawrence (Patricia) Mielke of Staton Island, New York; daughter, Delores Wiedl of New Ulm; daughter-in-law, Janet Mielke of New Ulm; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Mielke who died in 1980; son, Kenneth Mielke; grandson, Steven Mielke; great-grandson, Jerome R. Filzen; sons-in-law, Jerome H. Filzen, Richard Wiedl; and sister, Marcella Mielke
Lorraine Marie Mueller was born Jan. 11, 1918 in West Newton Township, Nicollet County to Joseph and Helena (Brandl) Mueller. She attended grade school at St. George Catholic School. On July 25, 1933, Lorraine was united in marriage to Walter Mielke at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union blessed the couple with three children whom together they raised in New Ulm. While raising her family, Lorraine worked 30 years at the Wearwell Garment Company in New Ulm where she eventually retired in management. Together with her husband, the couple also owned and operated the Hillcrest Roller Rink in New Ulm. Besides her work there were a variety of things that Lorraine did that brought her great joy. She loved to work with her hands, and dearly enjoyed sharing her many beautiful items she sewed, crocheted, embroidered, or quilted with her family and friends. She also enjoyed socializing over a good game of cards; sheepshead being one of her favorites. What brought her the greatest joy in life was her family and any time she got to spend with them. Although she lived a long and wonderful 100 years, she will still be missed dearly by all of those who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.