Dorothy Anne Mielke
November 10, 1923 – February 27, 2018
Dorothy A. Mielke (Age 94) Dorothy passed away in her sleep on February 27, 2018 in Davenport, Washington at the Lincoln Hospital Transitional Care Unit. She was born on November 10, 1923 in Spokane, Washington to Henry and Ellen (Anderson) Lundgren. Dorothy attended country school on Indian Prairie and high school in Reardan, where she graduated as valedictorian in 1941. She graduated from Kelsey Baird Secretarial School in 1942. She also attended Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. Dorothy worked as a secretary at the Navigators in Seattle and First Baptist Church in Spokane. Dorothy married Carl Mielke on September 29, 1950. She is survived by her children Cheryl Beymer of Nampa, Idaho, Doug Mielke and his wife Debbie of Davenport, Washington, Ron Mielke and his wife Linda of Harrington, Washington, Judy Mielke and her husband Arthur Pizzo of Scottsdale, Arizona, Robert Mielke and his wife Kristy of Davenport, Washington; twelve grandchildren: Julie Baas and her husband Mark, Ryan Beymer and his wife Lisa, Nathan Mielke and his wife Victoria, Andrea Blackburn and her husband Sean, Karissa Stempeck and her husband Adam, Jeff Mielke, Roni Jo Funk and her husband David, Alicia Mielke, Mallory Kragt and her husband Jacob, Mariah Kilps and her husband Daniel, Miranda Sanford and her husband Stetson, Maxwell Mielke and his fiancé Hannah Donnelly; three step-grandchildren: Mike Beymer, Tim Beymer and his wife Dayle, Aaron Beymer and his wife Raylene; seven great-grandchildren: Caleb Baas, Isaac Baas, Ava Beymer, Liberty Mielke, Kayson Kragt, Kinsley Kragt, Ketner Kragt; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl (May 2006), her brother Willard Lundgren and his stillborn twin brother, her twin brother Don Lundgren, and her brother Lloyd Lundgren. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a life-long member of the Rocklyn Zion United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She also prepared communion for many years. Dorothy gardened and grew houseplants, particularly African violets. She loved animals. She was very interested in genealogy, and she had the opportunity with her husband Carl to travel to Europe, where they traced Dorothy’s ancestors in Sweden and Carl’s in Germany. Dorothy was an avid photographer, a diligent correspondent with family and friends, and she enjoyed reading, especially history, and her Bible. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocklyn Zion Chapel Building Fund, 31136 Church Road E., Davenport, WA, 99122 or Union Gospel Mission, Anna Ogden Hall, 2828 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA, 99201. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 6 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Washington. Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Kim Kruger on Wednesday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home. Interment at Zion Hill Cemetery of Rocklyn. Strate Funeral Home, DAVENPORT, WA, is caring for the Mielke family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.stratefuneralhome.com.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018
- Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Dorothy Anne Mielke
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March 6, 2018
With a heavy heart I would like to convey my condolences to Dorothy's family. I will always cherish our letter and card exchanges over the years. Such a warm and gracious lady that always made for a loving feeling. Sending you our prayers.
Larry & Juanita Hardy
March 2, 2018
A very special lady that will be missed by all. During my youthful days, I would spend several years helping cut, bale and stack the hay clops. Which always included Dorothy great lunches or meals.
May the Lord's blessing be with each of the family members. And I pray that each family member carries on her faith in Jesus and passes it to the next generation.
Larry & Juanita Hardy. Smile.YouAreImportant@gmail.com.