Mark Mielke, age 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Aurora on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Born on July 27, 1965, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mark is survived by his mother, Roberta “Bobbi” Mielke, his siblings Terri Aguirre (Tony), Pam Woods (Joe), Debi Kraus (Dave), Todd Mielke (Mitzi), his nieces and nephews, Andy, Jon (Jessica), Adam, Christine, Danielle, Kelly, Jenna, Matthew, Ryan, Randi, and Anna. He is preceded in death by his father Milo “Mick” Mielke and brother-in-law Alan Bates.
In his childhood, Mark moved several times with his family from Minnesota throughout California, then to Colorado where he attended Cherry Creek High School. After graduating high school in 1983, Mark moved to Illinois where he joined the Navy, enrolling in the prestigious Nuclear Sub program. Mark served as a Nuclear Submarine Power Plant Electrician’s Mate attached to the USS Pollack and later the USS H. M. Jackson. After six years of service, he received his honorable discharge from the Navy and returned to Colorado. He attended Metropolitan State University in Denver, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1995. He enjoyed accounting and worked for many years at CH2M Hill in the expense reporting department. In recent years, Mark worked part-time as a food delivery driver and warehouse worker.
Mark was a gentle soul with a wry sense of humor. He enjoyed football, trivia, politics, and pizza nights with family.
Mark will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Englewood, Colorado.
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