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Florence Hazel Johnson Mielke

Florence Hazel Johnson Mielke, age 95 of Delano, passed away peacefully Monday, March 29, 2004.

She was born to Charles Edward Johnson and Arvilla Luella Murphy Johnson Aug. 7, 1908.

Florence married Ferdinand Otto Mielke Oct. 20, 1926, who preceded her in death.

She was a long-time resident of rural Montrose and Delano. An avid gardener, she was also skilled at embroidery, and loved cooking and baking. She made the best fried chicken in all of Minnesota; and hospitality was her gift.

She is survived by a son, Harvey Mielke of Arizona, and daughters, Barbara Pockrandt of Florida, and Sharon Eian of Minneapolis.

Florence is further survived by a sister, Fern Johnson of New Hope; a brother, Walter Johnson of Alabama; grandchildren Kristi Henry, Dawn Mielke, Brett Mielke, Vicki Klimowich, Bruce Pockrandt, John Eian, and Sarah Eian; several great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Delano. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.

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