Michelle D. Mellgren, age 35, of Chisago Lakes died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Michelle was born on March 6, 1978 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to parents, Thomas and Darlene (Pohl) Mellgren. She attended elementary school in North Branch before moving with her family to St. Croix Falls where she graduated in 1996. Michelle worked at several different jobs over the years. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing. Michelle liked taking walks and watching movies, especially with her three children. She was known for her adventurous spirit and contagious laugh.
Above all, Michelle loved her three children. Michelle was much loved and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Her struggle with addiction is over; there will be no more tears or fear as she is now at peace. The family would like to thank all of her friends and family for all of the love and support shown to Michelle in her life.
Michelle is survived by her parents Thomas and Darlene Mellgren of Chisago City; son Marcus Udovich of Chisago City; daughter Skyler Barber of Superior, WI and Dylan Barber of Superior, WI; brother Michael (Emily) Mellgren of Stillwater; paternal grandmother Mary Crouse of Forest Lake and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister, Melissa; grandparents Russell Mellgren and Alton and Mary Pohl and her aunt Annette Fredrickson. Mass of
Christian Burial was Monday, November 18, 2013 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in North Branch with Rev. Jerome Hachenmueller officiating. Music was provided by Cathie Hendren. Visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Family interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in North Branch. Serving as casket bearers were Marcus Udovich, Mike Mellgren, Tom Mellgren, Dan Mellgren, David Mellgren, John Pohl and John Nelson. Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences may be left at www.grand strandfh.com.