Was reunited with his beloved wife Alice on May 4, 2022, at age 89. He was born March 17, 1933, in Shiocton, WI, to the late Rev. Louis and Milda (nee Schmidt) Mielke. On July 20, 1968, Paul married Alice Maxine Williams, his devoted wife of 50 years.
Paul graduated from Shiocton High School in 1951 and served his country in the US Army. He was known for his athleticism, playing football, basketball, baseball, and boxing. Paul attended UW-Oshkosh and went on to be an engineer at AT&T Bell Labs for 42 years. He was a dedicated family man. Paul enjoyed watching sports, meticulously caring for his yard, and spending time in Florida. He was a lifelong dedicated member of the Lutheran Church.
Paul and Alice had two children, Nicole Denise (Mark) Rupe and Paul Louis Mielke; and four grandchildren, Gavin, Colin, Avery, and Kelsey Rupe. Other survivors include his siblings Louis Mielke, John Mielke, and Milda Steinbrecher.
He is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Albrecht.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, followed by a funeral service at 1:30 PM. Burial at Kingwood Cemetery in Lewis Center, OH.
Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family would like to acknowledge the kind and compassionate care towards Paul from Dickson Hollow and Brighton Hospice.
Paul will be best remembered for his infectious laugh and genuine smile.