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Terry Lee MielkeNovember 3, 1946 ~ February 16, 2017 (age 70)
Terry Lee Mielke
November 3, 1946 – February 16, 2017
SOUTH BEND – Terry Lee Mielke, 70, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. at home surrounded by his family. Terry was born on November 3, 1946 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Herbert and Verona (Wamsley) Mielke and has been a lifelong resident of this area. On February 19, 1966 in Buchannan, MI Terry married the love of his life Jenny Tompkins.
Terry is survived by his wife of fifty years, Jenny Mielke; daughter, Volonda “Lonnie” (Mike) Oates of Niles, MI; grandsons, Nathaniel and Jacob Oates; one great-grandson, Kamaron Oates; brothers, Kerry Von (Christine) Mielke of South Bend and Michael (Carol) Mielke of Granger.
Terry worked for 38 years for Champion Tool & Engineering Company as a machinist before retiring in 2012. He enjoyed fishing and bowling, and loved to play poker with his friends at the B&K club. Terry will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
There are will be no public service, cremation has taken place. Palmer Funeral Home and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Terry Lee Mielke may be given to the Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Pl, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be expressed to the Mielke family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.