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Michelle Diane Henkemeyer – Obituary

Name: Michelle Diane Henkemeyer

Age: 59

Born: 03-24-1961

Died: 12-22-2020

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

Michelle Diane Henkemeyer, age 59, of Clearwater, MN, gained her wings on December 22, 2020. 

Michelle, known lovingly to most as Shelly, was born to Leo Henkemeyer and Diane (Ampe) Henkemeyer.  She was raised in St. Cloud with her two sisters, Cynthia Francis and Lynnette (Mike) Tucker.

Shelly’s greatest pride was being a mother to Leah (Michael) Glime, Jacqueline Henkemeyer and Mathew (Heather) Jost and Grandmother to Brett (20), Brayden (16), Ethan (14), Madison (12), Austin (11) and Izaiah (11). She was also the much-loved step-mother to nine children and was blessed with many step-grandchildren. 

For all of us who have been fortunate to know and love her, she will always be remembered as a beautiful, fun, wild and free spirit, with a heart of gold and unmatched generosity.  Her smile so warm and bright, and her laughter so contagious. Shelly was an avid collector, a dedicated hard worker, a handy fixer, an experimenter, an inventor, a Harley fan, a rock’n’roller, a soulful singer, a fashionable dresser, an unfashionably late arriver, a storyteller, a joker, a helper, a forgiver, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a caretaker, an advice giver, a struggler, a believer, a giver, an experience, an old soul, an old friend, a caring and loving daughter and sister, a deeply loved mother, a greatly admired grandmother, a completely unique and unforgettable lady, but most of all she was an amazing special GIFT, one that we will forever cherish in our hearts.

Preceded in death by Leo Henkemeyer (father), Diane (Ampe) Henkemeyer (mother), Tabitha Tucker (niece), Jeff Francis (brother-in-law) and Dennis Loch Jr. (stepson).

Services will be held at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud on January 8th, 2021.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, with memorial services at 12 noon.

Guestbook for Michelle Diane Henkemeyer

Lynn Tucker
, Sister
January 19, 2021, 6:55 pm
Shelly was always there for anyone, anytime, anywhere! Always! No matter what it was! She would put her problems behind and take care of others first! Such a big heart! We all have a lot to learn from putting judgement on others and just try to be there for each other! I will miss her more than my words can ever say! I look forward to the day we see each other again in our lords kingdom watching for her singing and playing music with my daughter! Love and miss you big sis!
Terri Conser
, Dear Friend
January 3, 2021, 1:45 pm
Shelly and I went way back to high school. I will miss you my dear friend. You had a heart of gold. I will always treasure our friendship and our heartfelt talks. Im so grateful that we could open up with one another and laugh or cry if needed just being ourselves with no judgment. Thank you for being you. I will miss checking up on you. Oh how I miss you Shelly. She was a Loving Beautiful Lady. Tell I see you again Dear Friend.

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