Sun Prairie – Rev. Carl H. Mischke, 90, of Sun Prairie, died on Friday, August 23, 2013. Rev. Mischke was born on October 27, 1922, in Hazel, South Dakota, the son of Emil Sr. and Pauline (Polzin) Mischke. On July 6, 1947, he was united in marriage with Gladys Lindloff, at Elkton, South Dakota. Carl graduated from Dr. Martin Luther High School, New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1940, and from Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1944. Upon graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wisconsin, in 1947, he served his first pastorate at First Lutheran Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin. From 1949-1954, he served at St. Peter, Goodhue and St. John, Minneola Township, Minnesota. From 1954-1979 he served at St. John, Juneau, Wisconsin. During his ministry, Rev. Mischke served in leadership positions at the circuit, district and synodical levels. In 1979 he was elected President of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, serving in Milwaukee until his retirement in 1993. From then until his death he lived in Sun Prairie with his wife Gladys, who preceded him in death in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include four children, Joel (Janet) Mischke of Brookfield, Susan (Mark) Blahnik of Sun Prairie, the Rev. Philip (Nancy) Mischke of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and the Rev. Steven (Lynn) Mischke of Granger, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 400 S. Main St. in Juneau.
The funeral service will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Luke Werre officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Town of Oak Grove. The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. www.MurrayFH.com.