Tombstone Tuesday – Mildred “Millie” Mielke


Mildred Mielke (1917 – 1941)

This tombstone Tuesday is going to feature my Great-Aunt Mildred “Millie” Mielke. Millie was born the second of seven children born to George and Elsie Jane Yetman Mielke. She was born 8 Dec 1917 in Detroit, Michigan and died on 1 Mar 1941 at the age of 23. She is buried at Woodmere Cemetery, Oakview Section, Detroit, Michigan.

According to cemetery records, she died of Mitral Stenosis. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine “mitral stenosis is a heart valve disorder that involves the mitral valve. This valve separates the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart. Stenosis refers to a condition in which the valve does not open fully, restricting blood flow.”

Millie at the Beach Summer 1936

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2 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday – Mildred “Millie” Mielke

  1. Thanks! My grandma said that she just came home one night from working in one of the war factories and the next day she was gone. My grandma and all of her sisters were absolutely stunning girls.

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