Donald “Don” J. Mielke, 83, of Redwood Falls, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Redwood Area Hospital. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneral-service.com. Stephens Funeral Service - Redwood Valley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Donald J. Mielke was born March 28, 1934 in Sheridan Township, Redwood County, to Albert and Esther (Muetzel) Mielke. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Don married Donna Wilson February 18, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sheridan Township. Together they farmed in the Redwood Falls area and raised their family. Don is survived by his wife Donna; children: Julie (Glen) Zimmermann and Dean (Katie) Mielke; grandchildren: Mitch Zimmermann, Mindi (Tory) Zamzow, Mahlon (Mandy) Zimmermann, Maren Mielke and Caleb Mielke; great-grandchild Avery Jo Zimmermann; siblings: Margaret Flaten and Karl (Sandy) Mielke and many other relatives and friends.