Mielke, Gerald M (Jerry) age 63 of Minnetonka, passed away suddenly of natural causes March 9th, 2023. Preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Bonnie Mielke. Dearly missed by wife of 30 years, Becky Streeter and daughter, Annie (Gustavo) Figueroa with grandbaby on the way. Also survived by brother, James Mielke, sisters Carol Ann Donner (Hubert Maier) and Diane Bates, aunt Lucy (Bing) Doboszenski and uncles Donald Mielke and Joseph Devlin, many other relatives and countless friends! Jerry had many friends from Banner Engineering, Honeywell, Rosemount, and Wayzata High School. Jerry was a deep thinker, a great lover of music, conversation, his pottery class, road trips, movies and bowling. He loved being a Literacy Volunteer. A true and loyal friend, whose steadiness, listening ear and attention to detail were appreciated by many. "...But if I die a little farther along, I'm trusting everyone to carry on."(Jackson Browne) Memorials are preferred to Interfaith Outreach or charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date through David Lee Funeral Home, Wayzata.