Jean Marie Mielke

May 03, 1934 - March 07, 2023


Obituary For Jean Marie Mielke

MADISON – Jean Marie Mielke, age 88, passed away on March 7, 2023 at Madison Pointe Senior Living with her husband of 70 years by her side. She was born on May 3, 1934 in Madison, WI to parents, James and Odelia (Gericke) Doyle. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Edgewood High School. She met her husband, Boyd Mielke when he was visiting Madison to watch the high school basketball tournaments. Boyd was in need of directions from the Capitol building, so Jean walked him to the stadium. Two dollars for a marriage license and a few months later, they were married on November 15, 1952 at St Raphael’s church in Madison. Together they raised six children and celebrated seventy years of marriage. Jean was a loving wife and wonderful homemaker to her family. She was always proud of her children, loved her dogs, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. She enjoyed holiday celebrations, playing cards, watching birds; especially cardinals, traveling north to the cabin, and taking fishing trips with Boyd; especially to the Cisco Lakes. Jean was loved by all and fondly called “mom” by many friends and neighbors.

Jean is survived by her husband, Boyd; children, Connie (Dave) Radewan, Ken (Mary) Mielke, Ed (Kathy) Mielke, Gari-Lynn Mielke (Curtis Kee), Bob (Mary) Mielke, Sue (Steve) Freye; grandchildren, Cameron (Kay) Radewan, Katrina (Chris) Williams, Cassandra (Adam) Koch, Josh, Jeremy, and Jessica Mielke, Christina Mielke (Bobbie Kelly), Curtis Kee Jr., Samantha Mielke, Ashr McSherry, Tyler (Jayme) Freye, Travis (Liz) Freye; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Riley Radewan, Ethan and Evan Williams, Daxton, Deacon, and Dillon Koch, Aziah, Charley, and Micah Webster, Diego, Dominic, and Nevaeh Hernandez-Mielke, Camryn Tierney, Shelby and Jordan Kelly, Cattleya Rae and Silvia Marie Lemieux-Kee, Breleigh, McKenna, Ryleigh, and Hadley Freye; brothers, Pat (Elly) Doyle, Mike (Karen) Doyle; sister-in-law, Midge (Punky) Flynn; brother-in-law, Tom VanSweden; and good friend, Pam Shultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Chester and Iola (Sturm) Mielke; brother, James (Bonnie) Doyle; sisters-in-law, Bonnie VanSweden and Gwen Mathis.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Agrace Hospice and Madison Pointe for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI, with Father Gabriel Lopez-Betanzos presiding. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the Mass, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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21 Mar


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
21 Mar

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
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  • 03/15/2023

    Missing you every day mom xoxo xoxo Connie

  • 03/11/2023

    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing always remember her kind words and genuine happiness to see me, she was a sweet soul, a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, love and hugs to all the Mielke Family

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