Walter Mielke Obituary

Walter Bud Mielke
Walter Bud Mielke

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Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Walter "Bud" Mielke, 72, passed away Friday, June 27, 2003 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston from Leukemia. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at First Assembly of God 2725 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310.

Walter "Bud" Mielke was born on October 26, 1930 to Walter and Etta Mielke in Sleepy Eye, MN. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1985 where he worked for 33 years. He had a passion for visiting and playing Gospel music for the sick. He also had a special love for building Street Rods. He was a member of Good Guys Association.

Walter "Bud" was united in marriage to Margaret Brown on May 20, 1950 in Des Moines and they became the parents of six lovely children and 13 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Etta Mielke; one brother, Merle Mielke and two sisters, Madge Strivings and Colleen Garza. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Dennis Mielke of Urbandale; five daughters, Janet DeHamer of Urbandale, Sheryl Keiter of Des Moines, Kathy Mielke of Cincinnati, OH, Jill Christianson of Ankeny, and Lisa Wood of Grimes; 13 grandchildren; sister, Kayla Jones of Littleton, CO.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. with family from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 30 at Westover Funeral Home 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, 50322




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, June 30, 2003
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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First Assembly of God Church
2625 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
9:30 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Tuesday, July 1, 2003