Judith A. Mielke

TOWNSHIP OF CALEDONIA – Judith A. Mielke, age 83, of the Township of Caledonia, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Agrace HospiceCare in Janesville.

Judy was born on October 15, 1940, in Portage, the daughter of Frederick and Manetta (Miller) Biech. She graduated from Portage High School in 1958. Judy was married to Gerald Mielke, on September 1, 1962, at the United Methodist Church in Portage.

Judy worked for 43 years at the Columbia County ASCS Office.  She had also worked at a jewelry store, gift shop and bartending.  Judy loved gardening, playing horseshoes, quilting, and was talented in many crafts.  She liked to stay busy.

Judy is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl A. (Bryan) Navarro and Heidi Gordon;  her grandchildren, Jennifer (Jake) Leuty, Megan (Steve Hazelton) Navarro, Cody (fiancé, Michaela) Gordon and Logan (Taylor) Gordon;  nine great-grandchildren;  her brother, Jim (Esther) Biech;  her sister, Bev Johnson;  her sister-in-law, Vickie Zirzow;  other relatives and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald, her grandson, Anthony, her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Henry Statz, and her brother-in-law, Wayne Johnson.

At Judy’s request, no service will be held.  Burial will be in Welsh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.