Dear Classes of 2010 and 2011:
This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Michelle M. Ross on Tuesday, Sept. 20th.
Michelle was the mother of Cullen Ross ('10), Madison Ross ('11), Caleb Ross and Hayden Ross.
Michelle Nelson Ross of Fargo passed away quietly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 20 at her home.
Michelle was born January 24, 1967 to Patricia Arneson Heggan and Stuart Moen of Mayville, ND. She was the eldest of six children.
At the age of 23, Michelle met Tim Ross of Fargo. It was love at first sight and they were married just six months later in October of 1990.
They welcomed their first son, Cullen, their pride and joy in June of 1992. In August of 1993, their princess, Madison was born. The perfect family. But, they didn’t stop there. In October of 1995, their little “doodle bug” Caleb joined their family. Never a dull moment after he arrived. And last, but not least, in May of 1999 the sweetest baby boy, Hayden was born.
Michelle received her college degree from University of Minnesota Crookston. Although she had all the talent in the world, she opted to be a stay-at-home mother. Her children were her life and she spent every day loving and spoiling them.
She found great joy in any opportunity to give gifts. Christmas and Birthdays were her favorite. Michelle had a huge heart and would do just about anything for anybody when asked. She loved volunteer opportunities.
Michelle was known around town for the awesome aerobic classes she taught. She always left participants smiling and dripping with sweat! Michelle also ran a home day care for many years. Most of the children were like her own, continuing to keep in contact with her to this day.
Michelle enjoyed making everything pretty and loved to listen to blasting music. She loved flowers, gardening, animals and her children dearly. She knew God’s purpose for her life was to make others smile, laugh and feel loved.
Michelle is survived by her four adoring children, Cullen, Madison, Caleb and Hayden and Tim Ross, her loving husband of 20 years and great friend for the last six. She leaves behind many that she called friends throughout the years.
There will be a celebration of Michelle’s life on Monday, September 26 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo. The memorial service will be at 2:30 PM with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at a later date.
A special thanks to Mary Kay Schott for the kind compassion she has shared with Michelle’s family.
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