Joseph Lee Michotte

January 10, 1931May 4, 2021

Joseph Lee Michotte entered into eternal life on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 and his legacy is carried on by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends from many walks of life. Joe grew up in Pt Marion, PA where he graduated from high school in 1950. He entered in the US Navy and where he proudly served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1956 working in the postal service on the ship he was assigned to. Joe had many stories he loved telling on his many travels while in the military and he was so proud to be a Veteran. Prior to entering the Navy he met the love his life from high school Anne and upon discharge from the military due to the death of his father, they married in 1957 and soon left to start their lives in Orlando, Florida.

If you were fortunate to have known Joe, then you know he loved the news often filling in his family friends on world events, weather issues, politics, and updates on the everchanging city of Orlando. He enjoyed Florida State football, working in the yard, followed by a cold beer to cool off.

Survivors include his wife Anne, children and grandchildren: Jodi (Daniel) La Vineand their children Danielle, Josh (Joy) and his children Dianna, Cody, and Julian, Karrie (Bret) Ronk and their children Mathew and Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Carrie.

Donations can be made in his memory can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project by visiting their website at or calling directly at 1-855-448-3997.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


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Nicholas Ronk

June 4, 2021

Pap, you’ve always been one of the brightest people I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I’ll never forget how interested you always were with the world news & how you always made sure to stay informed so you could go out and confidently cast your vote on Election Day. You also enjoyed the fine tunes of great men like the man in black himself: Johnny Cash.

In these ways & many others, you and I always seemed to share similar pleasures & interests, & for that reason we’ve always had an innate bond .

As a sailor, a father, & and idol to many, you will be eternally missed. Love you, Pap, & I can’t wait until I see you again in the next life. I’ll buy us a 6 pack of Fat Tire for the occasion.



Lynn Schlemmer

June 4, 2021

Karrie, Jodi, mom, and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of what I know with no doubt, was truly a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. To know the rest of the family as I do, it is obvious that you were a rock and strong hold of life, knowledge, and teaching. Loving more than all. What you leave behind is a reflection of the person you were. Always to be missed, but leaving a legacy, is a blessing that not all attain nor hold. The honor your family has for you will live forever. Cherish the love and hold it dear. You and your family are much loved!

Mathew Ronk

June 4, 2021

Growing up, I always loved visiting Nana and Pap in Orlando with my family. Every morning, Pap would take Nick and I on a walk around their neighborhood to see his friend Bob, look at the alligators in the pond nearby and listen to all of his fascinating stories. Pap was very curious, as he never missed a beat regarding what was happening anywhere in the world, and he had an incredible way of sharing his wisdom no matter how young we were. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family, and there was nothing we enjoyed more than spending time with him.

Valerie Andres

June 2, 2021

I always enjoyed being with your parents as a kid. I remember Joe would always play with Josh and I and joke with us at dinner. I could tell how much he adored you and your family. He will be greatly missed. I just imagine him and Papaw up there have a grand old time. We love you and are here if you need us.

Debbie Wolfrum

June 1, 2021

Dear Karrie, Jodi, and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. The times our families shared bring smiles and wonderful memories to mind from camping, trips to the beach, or just hanging out on a weekend night. Joe and my dad could talk for hours! That never changed! They shared a wonderful friendship that was a true blessing. Joe always had a smile and a kind word to share; even when I hooked him in the "backside" while trying to fish on a trip to Tomoka State Park! I am thankful for that friendship and bond that started so many years ago in a quiet, little trailer park in Orlando. He will always be in our hearts.

Brian Ronk

June 1, 2021

Karrie , Jodi and family . Suzy and I are so sorry for your loss . I know you all will miss your pop very much, he was a good man . Suzy and I always enjoyed our time with your folks . I am thankful to have known him . May he Rest In Peace .
Brian and Suzy

Suzy Ronk

June 1, 2021

Karrie, Jodi, and Families…….So sorry for your loss of your Dad Joe. I will always remember the big smile on his face and the warming hugs he gave when we first met him many years ago. He could light up a room with his laugh and his happy personality he showed everyone he met. He was an amazing man that will live on in our hearts and memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ❤️ Suzy and Brian Ronk

Beth Simmons

May 31, 2021

Karrie, Jodi and families....we are so sad in the passing of your dad/pop. He was always great to be around. My dad always enjoyed sitting and having a drink with him. I am sure they are enjoying it once again!! Just know our hearts are all there with you! Love you guys! ❤️

Joshua Thompson

May 30, 2021

I remember being a child out in the garden with Pap and he was showing me how to use the tools and take the weeds out of the beds and it was my first time to learn Landscaping when I was a child.
Also we always went to the auto shows and I loved it so much to see all the new cars and got to sit in them and bring home the posters in my walls were covered in posters of all the cool cars that we got to see.
He loved his neighborhood his home in his community he was involved in all of it it was always helping someone.
And I think my most favorite thing was coming over to make the playing card buildings and building them up as tall as I could and the living room and then me and Pat would go sit on the couch with the marbles and we throw them over the table and we would knock down the big homes that we built of the playing cards and knock them down and then do it again and try to make the home stronger and it was the funnest best memory that I can remember and miss and love him so much he will never be forgotten I forgotten.

Bret Ronk

May 28, 2021

I always enjoyed my conversations with Joe over the years and his uncanny ability to remember everything he saw on the news previously. He was also extremely involved with the neighborhood he was truly passionate about making things better for everyone. He will be missed dearly and was truly a great man to family and friends!