Amelda C. ‘Millie’ Mielkie, 88

Amelda C. "Millie" Mielkie, 88, of St. Kilian, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1921, in Theresa, the daughter of the late Joseph and Juliana (nee Zwirlein) Steger, and on Nov. 16, 1940, she was united in marriage to Ralph Mielkie in Theresa. Ralph preceded Millie in death on Oct. 17, 1966.

Millie was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian and she was employed by Regal Ware Inc. in Kewaskum for 17 years. Millie will fondly be remembered for the enjoyment she received from playing cards, crocheting, embroidering and listening to polka music on the radio. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her.

Those Millie leaves behind to cherish her memory include four children, Ervin (Darlene) Mielkie of St. Kilian, Bonnie (Darrel) Sabish, Richard (Kathleen) Mielkie and Ramona (Ronald Jr.) Dins, all of Elmore; two sisters, Eileen Bonlender of Kewaskum and Pearl Keller of Fond du Lac; special friends, Ronald and Bonnie Bales of West Lafayette, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Millie was preceded in death by a son, Jerold "Jerry" Mielkie; four brothers, Jerome, Elmer, Herman and Stanley Steger; two sisters, Lorrinda Gindt and Ermma Loest; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian burial for Millie will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Millie’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at