Michele was murdered in her home in Laurel, NE on Thursday morning, August 4th at 3:30 am. A suspect has been arrested. At this time, we do not know why she was murdered.
We can't believe we're even needing to write a statement such as this. This entire incident seems like a bad dream. Michele was a friend, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother to so many people. She loved people and was always willing to talk to literally anybody. She made a point to regularly call just to check in. She made one of her "check-in" calls to her family just 7 hours before this incident happened. That was just who she was as a person. She wanted to check in with everyone simply because she was sitting at home alone and was thinking about her family. That will be the last conversation all of us have with her. We know all of us will miss those conversations and we know she will be missed everyday. The family has set this page up to help with funeral expenses. We sincerely appreciate any help.
Thank you all.