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Karen Rose Mielke

Karen Rose Mielke, 60, of Paulding, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Karen was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 6, 1961, a daughter of the late Ramona Betty Ann (Germann) and Oliver Milan Ramsey.

As a young woman, she enjoyed beng a part of the junior ROTC. Karen and her siblings would enjoy songs being played on the piano by their mother. She was an avid Indiana Colts fan. She alos loved to knit, crochet, cook & bake and watch the Grit channel.

Karen was currently a database administrator at IPFW. She loved her co-workers and even brought them homemade treats to eat.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Gary (Taylor) Mielke of Van Wert; siblings, Kate Willer of Cleveland, Keith (Pam) Ramsey of New Haven, IN, Ken & Karl Ramsey both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Eli, Olivia & Aden.

Karen was also preceded in death by her husband, James Mielke.

A celebration of Karen's life will be held at the convenience of her family.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

The staff of Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp & Payne is honored to assist Karen's family at this most sensitive time.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Mielke, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Karen Mielke

Disnne Willer-Sly Oct 13 2021 1:01 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. She will be deeply missed. My prayers are for the family.

Sharon J Zych Oct 11 2021 5:32 PM

Please know that Karen was loved by many! She was a wonderful and kind friend. I cherish the beautiful baby blanket she crocheted for me, gifting it to me when I left IPFW. I wrapped all 7 of my grandbabies in it. Karen\'s legacy of light and love will live on through all the kindness she shared with us.

Jennifer Bosk Oct 11 2021 3:46 PM

Deepest Sympathy to Karen's family, enjoyed working with Karen in ITS, she was a fun/loving person, have great memories of her, she will be missed

Jeff Schmidt - PFW

jeff schmidt Oct 11 2021 5:54 AM

So sorry for your loss. Karen was a great person. I worked with her in ITS. Loved her grape pie & all the other baked goods she shared with us. She will be greatly missed. My Deepest Sympathy

Jan Nichols Oct 10 2021 9:07 PM

My condolences to Karen's family. I enjoyed working with her in ITS and certainly enjoyed her baking! She was a talented lady and will be missed.

Cyndy Elick Oct 10 2021 11:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Mielke

Cyndy Elick Oct 10 2021 11:50 AM

Karen was a friend of all she worked with in the IT dept. She was so dedicated to her work when she literally worked day and night to install the new campus wide system. It could not have been accomplished without her and her friend Julie. We loved decorating with her for the Homecoming Hall contests. She was so artistic and her crafts were so amazing. She was also an amazing cook. I can still taste her grape pie. Her knitting and crocheting was so pretty. I keep one of her pieces in my craft room. She will be missed but not forgotten by her friends who have a lot of fun memories of her.

Patricia Garrett Oct 8 2021 9:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Mielke

Ken & Lee Ann Mielke Oct 8 2021 8:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Mielke

Dale (Eddie) & Regina Lucas Oct 8 2021 3:33 PM

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