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Ralph A. Mielke

May 17, 1945 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 76)


Ralph (Gus) A. Mielke, Jr., age 76, resident of Murrells Inlet, passed away peacefully Sunday June 6, 2021 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Born in Havre de Grace, MD, Gus was the son of the late Ralph A. Mielke, Sr. and Dorothy A. Mielke.  A graduate of Wentworth Institute in Boston, Gus was a proud Vietnam Navy Veteran.  He was an avid photographer who loved gardening, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Kathleen Mielke of Murrells Inlet; sons, Brenden Mielke of London, UK; Glenn Mielke and his wife Michelle of Flemington, NJ; grandchildren, Declan Mielke and Colin Mielke; sister, Sandra Grabowski of Murrells Inlet; brother, Randolph Mielke of Billings, MT; brother in law, Charles Mc Williams and his wife Edith of Southern Palms, NC; sisters in law, Edith Nanick and her husband Thomas; Margaret Gregory and her husband John all of Murrells Inlet; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Gus’ Life will be held 1:00 PM Saturday June 12, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet.  The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Gus’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or online at or to Help for Kids, 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC  29588 or online at                   

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

To send flowers to Ralph's family, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3558 Old Kings Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Help 4 Kids
2523 Forestbrook Rd, Myrtle Beach SC 29588
Tel: 1-843-651-4312

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