2018-02-08 / Obituaries

Daina Jane Mitschke

Funeral services for Daina Mitschke, 53, of Giddings, Texas were held on February 4, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner and Rev. Chris Nietubicz officiating. Daina Jane (Deal) Mitschke was born on July 16, 1964 in Sheffield, Alabama to Rupert Deal Jr. and Mary Jane (Garrie) Deal. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Texas. Daina graduated from Giddings High School in 1982. She was united in marriage to Edward James Mitschke Jr. on March 28, 1981 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln by Rev. Barry Hildebrandt. They were blessed with two sons, Nickalous and Cody. Daina worked in the cafeteria at Giddings High School for several years. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings where she volunteered with the youth program. She also participated in the Lee County Relay for Life. Daina enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and an occasional trip to the casino. She cherished the times she spent visiting with her family and friends.

Daina was a nine year breast cancer survivor when cancer was discovered once again in February of 2017. After fiercely fighting for nearly a year, Daina passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her home in Giddings surrounded by her family who had been by her side throughout the battle. Daina will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, nana, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Deal; her son, Cody James Mitschke; her grandparents, Joseph & Earline Garrie and Rupert & Clara Deal and her grandparents-in-law, Herman & Alma Mitschke and Carl & Amanda Schmidt.

Daina is survived by her husband, Eddie Mitschke of Giddings; her son, Nickalous Mitschke & his fiancée, Leah Leal of League City; her granddaughter, Harper Mitschke of League City; her father, Rupert Deal of Giddings; her sister, Charlotte Brown & her husband, Randy of Lexington; her brother, Rupert “Bubba” Deal & his wife, Eva of Alabama; her parents-in-law, Edward & Joyce Mitschke of Giddings; her sister-in-law, Pat Mendoza & her husband, Toby of Giddings; her brother-in-law, James Mitschke of Giddings; her nieces and nephews, Nathan & Kara Mendoza & their children, Ryann & Karsen of Round Rock, Natalie Mendoza of Giddings, Randy Brown & Ross Hoffpauir of Pflugerville, Dustin & Ashley Brown & their son, Cason of Lexington, Spyder Deal of Alabama, Hilarie Deal & her daughter, Ava of Alabama and Allie & Eddie Slezak of Austin, as well as numerous other family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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