Sioux Falls, SD
May 27, 2023
Lois M. Mielke, 94, of Sioux Falls, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Ava’s House.
Open visitation began at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 30 until noon, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Miller Funeral Home Downtown, Sioux Falls. The family was present to greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartford, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church with burial at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Lois Margorie Harmon, daughter of Lloyd and Flossie (Denbow) Harman, was born February 6, 1929, in Parker. They family moved to Sioux Falls, where she graduated from Washington High School.
Lois was united in marriage with Wilbur H. Mielke on October 25, 1947 in Sioux Falls. They farmed near Hartford for over 40 years. They were blessed with 3 children. Lois loved being a homemaker and caring for her family. She was active in many of her children’s activities and church activities.
Lois was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, past member LWMW, where she served as State Historian for 10 years. Lois enjoyed helping with Bible School, teaching Sunday School and participated in Wednesday Morning Bible Study. In the last few years, Lois lived at Sunnycrest and The Inn at Westport, where she enjoyed activities with friends. She also loved watching her children and grandchildren grow up and would want to be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Grateful for having shared her life are her 3 children; Wayne (Dawn), Hartford, Patricia (Larry) Rodriguez, Honolulu, HI, and Lori (Doug) Richards, Hartford; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur: 3 sisters, Melba Garvin, Anita Johnson and Shirley Paulson; 2 infant brothers.
For online obituary and guest register, please go to the website at www.millerfh.com.