Darwin R. Mielke

Darwin R. Mielke, age 69, of Rosendale, died Saturday, September 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1949, in Fond du Lac, the son of Raymond and Elsie (Klatt) Mielke. Darwin served in the United States Marine Corps from February 1972 until February of 1977. On April 29, 1995, he married Lisa Tetzlaff in Fond du Lac. Darwin retired from Oakfield Stone Quarry after twenty-six years. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, going to car shows, going to swap meets, watching wrestling, playing sheepshead with his family, working outside, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Lisa of Rosendale; eight children, Darwin Lee (Sheri) Mielke of Johnson Creek, Dyanne Westphal of Fond du Lac, Tina Mielke of North Fond du Lac, David (Penny) Mielke of MN, Gerald Mielke of Ripon, Jason (Katie) Tetzlaff of Fond du Lac, Ashley (Josh) Hawkins of Rosendale, Kelly Mielke of Rosendale; seventeen grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; his siblings, Richard (Cathy) Mielke of Fond du Lac, Sandy (Ron) Straub of Waucousta, Frank (Cindy) Mielke of Lamartine, Jean (Craig) Gavin of Kewaskum, Nancy (Dean) Flitter of Lomira; his mother-in-law, Diane Vincent of Fond du Lac; sister-in-law, Lori (Scott) Johnson of Fond du Lac; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margie Enfelt; father-in-law, Michael Vincent; one brother, Alan Mielke; one grandson, Carter J. Tetzlaff.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 3-5 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. A funeral service will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 5:00 PM. Cremation will follow the service. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Dept, Ripon EMS, and the Rosendale First Response Team for everything they did.

Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com