Gwenlyn E. ‘Gwen’ Miske


Gwenlyn E. “Gwen” Miske, 92, of Columbus, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Four Seasons Retirement Center.

Mrs. Miske was born February 27, 1925 in Columbus, the daughter of Herman and Helen Bruning.

She married Carl S. Miske on August 7, 1954. He preceded her in death April 2, 2003.

Mrs. Miske was a 1942 graduate of Columbus High

She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she also attended school as a child.

Mrs. Miske was an active volunteer throughout her entire life.

She served as a volunteer for the USO during the World War II and the Korean War. It was during her USO experience where she met her future husband, Carl.

After the wars, she continued volunteering at St. Peter’s Lutheran School as a Brownie Troop Leader while she also participated in various bible studies.

Later, she spent many years as a volunteer at Columbus Hospital, often delivering baby pictures to new families or directing visitors to see patients.

Her place of joy was being at Lutheran Lake surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Miske spent many years working as a bookkeeper for the Village Shoppe and Squire Shoppe retail clothing stores owned and operated by Carl in downtown Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; sister, Betty McKain; brother, Max Bruning; and daughter-in-law, Holli Miske.

She is survived by her children, Mike Miske of Columbus, Cindy Miller of Franklin, and Mark (Amy) Miske of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Stephen (Hillary) Miller, Grace Miller, Sarah (Dewayne) Mullins, Eleanor Miske, and Porter Miske.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Mark Teike officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. to time of service. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

We rejoice in the 92 years she blessed this earth and find comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.

Memorials may be made to St. Peters Care Ministry or American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project (

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