Michelle Lynn Violet, 44, passed away
suddenly on May 17, 2023.  She was
born August 17, 1978, in Park Ridge,
She is survived by: her parents, Diane
(Mike) Fuentes and Al (Carol) Violet;
sisters: Renee(Tom) Powell, Lisa (Scott)
Pietruszewski, Lisa (Nicolai) Baekkegaard,
Denise Hopkins, and Michelle (Sean)
Fuentes; nieces and nephews: Ashely,
Magnolia, Ayden, Riley, Lily, Reese,
Charley, Devin, Tommy, Gage, Jaxon, and
Tanner; Grandmother, Rose Wunder; her
two wonderful cats: Jaspurr and Pablo
Picatso, and many aunts, uncles, cousins
and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal
grandparents, Elaine and John Wunder and
paternal grandparents, LaMar and Martha
Violet, and her Great Aunt, Dorothy “Auntie”
You may have known Michelle as: Shelli,
Aunt Sheshi, Shell, Seester, Mom's
favorite, the list goes on and on. Michelle
had so many wonderful qualities.  
She loved big and laughed loud, often.  
You wanted to go shopping; she was
game. You wanted to go for
dinner, tell her where.  You needed
the right shoes for an outfit, she would
find the right shoe, at 20% off, and had
a free shipping code. You wanted to
have a craft day, she was bringing the
next craft project to your table. You
needed a friend to listen, she was the
best listener around. She loved her
shoulders rubbed and remembered a
casual comment 6 months later to
buy you the best, most thoughtful gift
ever. Friends were family, and family
was everything. You could guarantee
that she would love you with all
of her heart and make fun of you in
the next breath. Her wit and sarcasm
could make you laugh or cry,
depending on who it was directed
at. Besides spending time with her
nieces and nephews, she loved to craft. 
Painting, knitting, jewelry making,
stamping, coloring, tumbler making,
she never knew a craft that she didn’t like.
She was the first person to ask what you
needed for a party, and always ready
to make her famous Caesar salad with
homemade croutons. 

We are all left with a huge hole in our
hearts. In honor of Michelle, we invite
you to visit with the family and say your
last goodbyes to Michelle on May 22,
2023, from 3-8pm, with a brief service
honoring Michelle’s life at 7:00pm. 
Please wear your favorite bright
colors, with all of the sparkle you can
(tiaras encouraged), in honor of
Michelle’s love of clothes, shoes, and