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Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel

6801 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL

OBITUARY

VERNA M MICHELS

December 31, 1934March 14, 2020
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Verna Campbell Michels passed away on March 14, 2020 after a brief illness In Stuart, FL.

Verna was born in New York City on December 31, 1934 to the late Vernon and Sarah Campbell. She met Howard R. Michels in Islip, NY and they were married on March 2, 1953. The family grew to six children and relocated to Stuart, FL in 1970. She often said that the greatest accomplishment of her life were her six children. Verna was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, and proud great grandmother.

Verna definitely had a love and compassion for helping animals big and small. She and her family had many pets throughout the years and Verna enjoyed caring for them. Verna had a true artistic talent and loved to knit, paint, and work with ceramics. Verna was the beloved matriarch of her large and growing family and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children: H. Robert Michels, (Elizabeth), Douglas C. Michels, Jeffrey S. Michels, Cynthia V. Gapen, (Douglas), Thomas R. Michels, (Jennifer), and Bruce A. Michels. Grandchildren: Lindsey Michels, (Kevin), Christopher Schroeder, (Cassandra), Ashley Michels, Katie Thompson (Keith), Shelby Michels, Bobbi Jo Michels, (Colby), Jakob Michels, Elizabeth and Sarah Michels. Great Grandchildren: Kensey, Lucas and Logan, and her sweet canine companion, Bitsy.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart. A visitation will also be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life will be begin Wednesday, March 18th, at 11:00 am. Internment will take place following the service at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart.

In honor of Verna’s love for all of God’s creatures, please be kind to animals and consider making a donation to your local Humane Society, ASPCA or adopt a pet.

Online condolences can be made at www.dignitymemorial.com and www.karlofh.com

Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Young & Prill Chapel

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her children: H. Robert Michels, (Elizabeth), Douglas C. Michels, Jeffrey S. Michels, Cynthia V. Gapen, (Douglas), Thomas R. Michels, (Jennifer), and Bruce A. Michels. Grandchildren: Lindsey Michels, (Kevin), Christopher Schroeder, (Cassandra), Ashley Michels, Katie Thompson (Keith), Shelby Michels, Bobbi Jo Michels, (Colby), Jakob Michels, Elizabeth and Sarah Michels. Great Grandchildren: Kensey, Lucas and Logan, and her sweet canine companion, Bitsy.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Services Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Memories

VERNA M MICHELS

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Heidi Speaker

March 16, 2020

Verna was the mother of my boyfriend, Douglas Campbell Michels. I write this memorial to honor Verna, along with her son. I met Verna, Mother’s Day, 2016. She gave me a hug and warmly embraced her son, ‘Dougy’. We sat and talked about the farm she had and the horses and dogs that inhabited it; all to a cool glass of Coca-Cola. (She always had it in her fridge.) Her terrier, Bitsy, would jump from her to me and back to her. Making us laugh how she couldn’t make her mind up as to who’s lap to sit on. Many of future conversations with her were about her son when he was a young athlete. Dougy was the best quarterback, he has was the best baseball player and how he rode horses better then anyone. I’ll never forget the story of her buying Doug a very expensive horse. The local doctor’s kids were winning the rodeos and she had enough of it. Once ‘Dougy’ got that horse, he beat them and started making speed records and winning everything! She was bursting with pride; even to now with making that happen. Doug would often call her and tell the story of her riding his horse and it was bucking. She asked him how she was doing on the horse! She had no idea she was on course to get bucked off. They always opened up a conversation with are you ready to go break our two year olds! It was always a lovely visit with her. I would leave her home smiling and knowing she was a fantastic mother to my boyfriend. Verna, you have crossed over the rainbow bridge. You are walking through field’s of flowers with all your beloved pets at your side. As we grieve and miss you, we also know you are free of pain and life’s anxieties. Your frail body has been shed and your soul dances with angels. March 14, 2020, was not the day you passed, March 14, 2020, was your Angel Day. You were the wind beneath the wings of your children, grandchildren, and all that had the pleasure to say you were a friend.

Angie Bussino

March 15, 2020

Verna, Thank you for always treating me as family, you were there through personal hardships with an open ear and heart! You will always have a special place in my heart.

Loving
Rest In Peace

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