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Richard J. Mielke, 67

Richard J. Mielke age 67, of Delano, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015.

He was born Dec. 24, 1947, in Minneapolis, to Erwin and Mildred (Hanson) Mielke.

Richard was a very creative person. He enjoyed collecting antiques, fixing up old cars, and riding his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Edgar Mielke, Blanche Gobel and Julie Coggeshall.

Richard is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children Richard (Sarah), Joni, Joel, and Susan; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings Gloria (Paul) Wheeler, Jane (John) St. George, James (Cindy) Mielke, and Ted (Sue) Coggeshall; and brother-in-law Jim Gobel.

A memorial service took place Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, with a gathering of family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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