Erwin Phillip Mielke, age 83 of Winsted, formerly of Mora, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997 at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.
Erwin was born July 29, 1914 to Fred and Anna (Rolf) Mielke in Young America, Minn.
Erwin was preceded in death by one son, Edgar; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Prokosh and Delores Peterson; one brother, Edgar.
He is survived by three daughters, Blanche and Jim Gobel, Gloria and Paul Wheeler, Jane and John St. George; two sons: Richard and Marilyn, James and Cindy; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano from 9 - 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oct. 14, 1997. The funeral service followed at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tony Tysk officiating. Music was by Char Iten. Interment was in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Pallbearers: David Tysk, Richard Mielke, Dan Liliedahl, Stan Gobel, Joe Mielke, Nathan Mielke, Jason Mielke, and Andy Gobel.