Robert A. Mielke

Feb. 20, 1918 - Nov. 8, 2005

Robert A. Mielke of Waukesha died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 87. He was born in Waukesha on Feb. 20, 1918, the son of Hugo and Meida (nee Tews) Mielke. He was united in marriage to Doris Goff on March 28, 1942; she preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2004.

He was employed for 30 years at Grede Foundaries and was the owner/operator of Bourbon Barrel for 15 years. He was a lifelong member of the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha. He was also a longtime member and past exalted ruler of Waukesha Elks Lodge 400 and The American Foundry Society.

Robert will be sadly missed by his five children, Sandra Cadd of Waukesha, Jo-Ellen (Ken) Van Gorder of Camron, Kari (Pete) Hertl of Watertown, Robert (Sandra) Mielke of Mukwonago and Sara Mielke of West Bend; grandchildren James, Leah, Alissa, Allen, Leigh, Kyle, Emily, Kasie, Shaunta, Abby, Allison, Holly, Gregory and Christopher; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, LeRoy (Joan) Mielke of Tavernier, Fla., and James (Carolyn) Mielke of Keshena.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris; one brother, Clyde Mielke; one sister, Ferne Doughterty; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 14, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. James Gorman and the Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.