Catherine "Cat" Mielke, 96, Green Bay, passed away December 25, 2021, after a short illness surrounded by her family. Born on February 6, 1925, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bardouche. She married Donald Mielke in 1946, and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1981. Cat and her sister Lorraine spent many years researching family history and Cat later compiled a book of all of their research. She was a woman of many hobbies, she enjoyed reading, canning, making candy, video games and an occasional trip to the slot machines. She loved cooking and gathered all of her family's favorite recipes into two cookbooks for the family to use. She also enjoyed collecting coins and stamps many times with contributions from the family. Most of all she loved the times spent with family.
Survived by her sons, Brian and Keith (Diane) Mielke; daughters, Ann (Greg) Wied and Linda Mielke; daughter-in-law, Georgi Mielke; 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; many other family members.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; daughters, Karen and Christine; and her sons Donald, and Rodney; siblings, Lorraine Deneys, Joseph, Bud, Ethel, Margaret, Bill, George, and baby girl Olive Bardouche.
Visitation at Malcore Funeral Home 701 N. Baird St., Thursday, December 30, from 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM with the burial following at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
The family kindly requests that everyone in attendance to please wear a mask.