On Saturday, September 25, 2021, Rhonda Elaine Mitschke, loving wife and mother of three, passed away surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 47. Rhonda was born on June 23, 1974 to Stephen and Sharon Cook in Waco, Texas. After graduating from Langham Creek High School in 1992, Rhonda started working in the banking industry, which is what she did most of her working career. In 1992 she met the love of life, John Paul Mitschke and they were married on September 3, 1994. Rhonda and John have 3 children; Ashley (28), Cole (22) and Emerson (15) and 3 grandbabies for Ashley; Carson John (7), Hudson Wayne (5) and Rilynn Brooke (3). John, the kids and the grandbabies were Rhonda’s joy. Not only was Rhonda a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, but also a devoted daughter, sister, niece and friend. Family was very important to Rhonda and enjoyed every moment that she got to spend with her family. Rhonda was also a great friend to many and she never met a stranger. Not only could Rhonda make everyone around her smile, her smile could light up a room. Rhonda was predeceased by her grandparents, Elemer Lee Cook and Lois Cook and Cleston Haywood Markum and Helen Marium Markum, and also her father-in-law, Gilbert Mitschke. She is survived by her husband, John Mitschke, Daughters, Ashley and Emerson Mitschke, Son, Cole Mitschke, grandchildren, Carson, Hudson and Rilynn Nesbit, her parents Stephen and Sharon Cook , mother-in-law, Donna Mitschke, Brothers, Stephen Cook, Jr and Christopher Cook, Sister-in-laws, Leigh Ann McClellan and husband Matt and LaRae LeMere, nieces, Amber Cook Mueller and husband Jason, Cayla Cook, Autumn McClellan, Chloe LeMere and Kylie LeMere, her favorite aunt, Donna Melton and husband Jerry, and many other aunts, uncles, in-laws and cousins. Rhonda is also survived by many friends, that were like her family.
There will be a visitation on Friday, October 1, 2021, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at Epiphany Lutheran Church 14423 West Road. Houston, Texas 77041. Her funeral will be, Saturday, October 2, 2021, 1:00 PM at Epiphany Lutheran Church 14423 West Road Houston, Texas 77041. The burial will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, 3:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Cemetery 13001 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079.
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