Michelle Jean Smith, passed away on January 5, 2022 at the age of 55. She was born April 19, 1966 to Ervin Dale and Gloria Jean “Jimmy” (nee Graser) Smith in Waukesha. She was a Waukesha South High School graduate. She then attended Suomi College for 2 years and earned her associates degree in human services, she was grateful for the many friends she made there. She furthered her education at Carthage College and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her heart for people and strong determination led to a very full and rewarding career. Working as a Psych Tech first for Willow Glen, then Charter Hospital and finally Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She continued her career as a Mental Health Counselor, then as an Economic Support Specialist for Waukesha Co. Finally, she worked for Molina Health Care as an Iris consultant. No matter where she worked, or who she worked with, she was the “go to” employee. She was a devoted mother and friend to all; always thinking of others before herself. Her brother Curt is quoted saying, “she was the strongest person he ever met. Through all adversity, she remained strong and was a true leader.” She was a member of Bridge Church where she made great relationships and grew her already strong faith. Her love and passion for others was apparent throughout her entire life.
She will be immensely missed by her children Kayla A. (Lawrence) Glymph and Chandler J. Smith. She was the beloved sister of Lynne (Robert) Brandt, Ervin Loren Smith Sr., and Curt Dale Smith. Her special nieces and nephews Tracie (Brian) Zimmer, Ervin Loren Smith Jr., Colleen (Michael) Reinelt, Bradley (Beth) Brandt and 8 great-nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her dear cats Bella, Riggs, Reggie, and Jaxson. She was preceded in death by her parents Ervin and Gloria “Jimmy” Smith and her dear cat, Gizmo.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at Bridge Church, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Due to the current health crisis, the family requests you properly wear a mask and social distance while attending the visitation and service. A livestream will be available if you wish to attend virtually.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.