~WE MISS YOU MICHELLE and CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BEEN A YEAR~
Michelle, 48, died Monday, March 26, 2007, in an automobile/semi-truck accident. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. The Rev. David Ambrosy will officiate.Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Kelsey, attending the University of Northern Iowa, and Lindsey, at home; her parents, Dewain and Donna of Marion; father-in-law, Harvey of Marion; a brother, Dan (Julie) of Stratford; a sister, Jill (Jeff) of Bettendorf; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Jerry) of Marion. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Kim (Andrew), Kari, Paige, Spencer and Carter; a great-nephew, Jacob; and a great-niece, Megan. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Jean; an infant brother, George; and her grandparents. Michelle was born Aug. 16, 1958, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Dewain and Donna. She married John on Oct. 12, 1985, in Marion. Michelle was a dental lab technician in Cedar Rapids for 28 years. She graduated from Marion High School in 1977 and Kirkwood Community College in 1979. She enjoyed gardening and attending the girls' school activities. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. She will be greatly missed by all. A memorial fund for the girls has been established in lieu of flowers.