Florine “Flo” Marie Michel died peacefully June 4, shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday.

Services will be held at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Friday, June 13, and the funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 14. Burial will follow the morning service at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley. A reception in her honor will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley following the burial. Flowers should arrive at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City by 4 p.m. Friday, June 13.

Mrs. Michel was born May 30, 1918, in Mount Carmel, N.D., to Stanley and Stella Schneider. She was the third oldest in a family of 11 children. She married John Anthony Michel March 8, 1943, in Longview, Wash. Her husband built her a house in Nevada City in 1981 and she made it a home. She was a devoted mother of five, a loving grandmother to 16 and a caring great-grandmother to 21.

Mrs. Michel was a member of St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City for 27 years. She instilled in her family a strong faith and an amazing sense of humor. She was loved by all who met her and deeply cherished by her friends. Her grace and love will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Michel is survived by her sister, Helen Misener of Ohio; brothers Ed Schneider of Washington, Leo Schneider of Elk Grove and Cy Schneider of Pacific Grove, and children Jo Ann Kent of Grass Valley, Annette White of Sacramento, John and Judy Michel of Sacramento, Cindy Gaines of Grass Valley and Judy and Jay Jones of Forth Worth, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son-in-law, Robert Gaines, and grandson, Aberham Spruell.

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