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Michelle E. Smith, age 79, passed away at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.
She was born in Grayslake, Illinois and resided in New York prior to retiring in Florida.
Michelle was an avid sewer and enjoyed painting in her younger years. Her love for animals stayed with her throughout her life and she volunteered at the Indian River County Humane Society and supported “Dogs for Life”.
She was a member of Pathway Church.
Michelle is survived by her sons Wayne (Rebecca) and Dale (Melanie) Borchardt; brother Steve (Marlene) Tuchten; grandchildren Hannah, Daniel, Jessica, John, Correy, Leanne, Anthony Jorge, Heather, and Holly; as well as many loving great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents Sidney and Shirly Tuchten.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Pathway Church, Vero Beach at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the VNA Hospice House https://vnatc.org/waystogive/.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.