Theresa Mielke, Monona, Iowa, January 25, 2018

Theresa Mielke, 89, of Monona, Iowa died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa. Theresa Irene was born December 29, 1928 to William and Agnes (Orr) Kelly in Linten Township, Allamakee County. She attended school in Waukon, Iowa.

Theresa was united in marriage with Eugene Mielke on October 18, 1950 at Cherry Mound Church. They farmed in Allamakee County then later moved to town and Theresa worked at Capco, then did babysitting until she retired. Theresa was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan and an avid cook. Her children and grandchildren will always remember her baked chicken dinners on Sundays. Her grandchildren will forever remember her back rubs.

Theresa is survived by her sons, Richard (Cheryl) Kelly of Chili, Wisconsin, Stanley (Sandy) Mielke of Elgin, Bruce (Gayle) Mielke of Waterloo and Todd (Deb) Mielke of Monona; daughter-in-law, Sandy (Kevin) Becker of Harpers Ferry; eleven grandchildren and twenty great- grandchildren.; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Adrian Kinley.

Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene on August 26, 2015; son, Randy Mielke; Daughter-in-law, Crystal; siblings, Billy Kelly, Harriet Livingston, John Kelly, Hazel Olson, Raymond Kelly, Jimmy Kelly, Rosemarie McGeough, Donald Kinley and Daniel Kinley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. There will be a visitation from 9:00 am – 10:30 am before Mass at the church on Saturday.

Burial will follow at Monona Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

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