Barbara A. Mielke
March 8, 1943 – Aug. 31, 2010
Barbara A. Mielke, 67, passed away
peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital with her
daughter by her side. She was born March 8, 1943, the daughter of the late
Raymond and Eleanor Malley.
Barbara loved her collection of zebras and other African artifacts. When
she wasn’t on the hunt for new items to add to her collection, you could
find her watching judge shows, cooking shows and numerous game shows.
She was the dear mother of Lucinda (James) Herman and Christopher (Carmen)
Mielke of Waukesha. Barbara is further survived by her special friend, Jim
Parker, and his daughters, the late Karen Cordes and Jill (Robert Kennedy)
Douglas, along with their families, Jamie Cordes, Corinne Reed, Sean
Cordes, and Shalimar (Jimi) Rydzik and their children, Olivia and Jemma
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3
p.m. memorial service Saturday, Sept. 11, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320
W. Main St., Palmyra.
Barbara’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Purity
Dialysis team at Watertown Memorial Hospital, the staff in the heart care
unit at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Mark Carey for the wonderful
care and encouraging words.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to
the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago,
IL 60604; the National Kidney Foundation, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite
240, Brookfield, WI 53005; or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box
11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
For the online obituary and guest registry, go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.
Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra, 495-2127, is assisting the family