Susan J. Mielke (nee Tillema)
April 22, 1950 — Sept. 28, 2017

Susan J. Mielke of Hartland passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 67. Susan was born on April 22, 1950, in Waukesha.

On December 9, 1972, Susan married the love of her life, Jeff Mielke, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for 39 years in nursing administration and staffing. Susan was the head lifeguard at Menomonee Park from 1969 to 1976, a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, an excellent cook, avid Packers and Neil Diamond fan, a dog lover, and adoring Nana to her two grandchildren. Susan enjoyed spending time on Lake Keesus and made many dear friends throughout her life.

Susan will be deeply missed by her husband of 44 years, Jeff; children, Nick (Melanie Murray) Mielke and Megan (Jeff) Jilling; grandchildren, Ashlyn Margaret and Lennon Grace; stepbrother, Randy Else; sister-in-law, Pam Wundrow (Mike); brother-in-law, George Mielke; and friend, Debbie Mielke. She is further survived by other relatives.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret; stepfather, Rueben Else; and stepbrother, Eugene Else.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 7, at 5 p.m. at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The family will receive friends and relatives starting at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. D. Andrew Fetters will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

The family would like to specially thank Dr. Ann Schallue, Dr. Marcus, the Wound Care Center of Oconomowoc and the Merton EMTS (the best).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.