Michelle Caroline "Missy" Shattuck

November 13, 1971 - June 11, 2020

Michelle Caroline


On Thursday, June 11th, Missy (Michelle) Caroline Shattuck, age 48, passed from this world into Heaven after a sudden, unexpected illness. She was surrounded by her family, and with heavy hearts, they said goodbye, for now, to their devoted and loving wife and mom.  

Missy’s greatest pride and joy were her kids; Jenna (age 18) and Evan (age 15). 

Tom and Missy were married on October 22,1994 and celebrated their 25th Wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Nashville, Tennessee.

Missy loved time at home with her family more than anything else. They enjoyed simple, unplanned days; walks with Jenna, Evan and the dogs, Netflix Friday night movies with popcorn for dinner and some of their favorite memories together were family vacations at the beach or floating down a river.

Missy is described by her family and friends as loving, kind, thoughtful, encouraging, other-centered, and easy going. She laughed easily, was very organized and most of all, she was a fiercely loyal protector of her family. 

Missy was born on November 13, 1971 in Belvidere to Connie (Yerk) and Gene Farel.  She graduated from Belvidere High School and Rock Valley College. She was employed by General Mills in Belvidere for almost 20 years as a Financial Analyst and she will be dearly missed by her co-workers /friends.

Missy is survived by her mom and dad, Connie and Gene Farel; mom in- law, Bonnie Shattuck;  brother, Marc Farel; sister and brother in- laws, Sherri (Mark) Bankord, Gary (Pam) Shattuck, Tim (Diane) Byers; nieces and nephews; Emily Farel (Brett Kusters), Hannah Farel,  Ashley (Jon) McNary, Casey (Kayla) Bankord, Dustin (Sarah) Bankord, Carson (Collette) Bankord, Jacob (Kelly) Byers, Brock Shattuck, Haylee (Kyle) Bahnick; and 18 great-nieces and nephews.  Missy was predeceased by father in- law, Jack Shattuck; sister in- law, Julie Byers; and niece, Jenny Byers.

There will be a celebration of Missy’s life on Wednesday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the family home in Poplar Grove. We will be launching balloons to honor Missy’s memory at 7:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. You can express condolences online at

Service Schedule

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
6:00 pm

There will be a celebration of Missy’s life on Wednesday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the family home in Poplar Grove. We will be launching balloons to honor Missy’s memory at 7:00 PM.

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We want to express our condolences for Missy passing. She was a vibrant wonderful young lady. Prayers for the family.

Dr Mary White and Family

Mary White 2020-06-23T09:36:47

We were so very sorry to hear about your wife, Missy. We are hoping your special memories will help bring you and your family comfort and peace.

Dennis and Teri Shaver 2020-06-22T15:31:08

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort for you , Connie and Gene and your family during this most difficult time.

DONNA HOLMQUIST 2020-06-20T08:29:28

We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.

Jacquee Wahler 2020-06-17T16:25:32

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tonya Renner 2020-06-17T12:34:18

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers

Lyddie Moore 2020-06-17T11:05:00

Missy was a kind and helpful co worker. Always smiling and willing to be there for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers for her family

Chris and Dale Helfvogt 2020-06-16T13:38:26

I am deeply sadden by your loss. Missy was always smiling and positive no matter the situation. She was awesome to work with and was great at her job. Her friendliness and passion was contagious and she will be greatly missed. The world was a better place with Missy and now heaven will be blessed with her presence.

Carlos Jaramillo 2020-06-16T13:29:37

I’m incredibly sorry for your loss. In the last couple of months I had the privilege of working more closely with Missy and she had an incredibly kind soul and always welcomed me with a smile. I will miss her dearly and will celebrate and cherish the lovely memories she created for everyone that had the chance to meet her. Peace and comfort for the entire family in this difficult time.

Maryorie Santos Santiago 2020-06-15T11:17:37

I ‘m grateful to have worked with Missy over the years. She was so knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Every project was better for having her on the team. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends…may she be in your heart always.

Chris Comeau 2020-06-15T09:45:53

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I worked with Missy on various projects at General Mills. I didn’t know her well, but when I read the kind words about her, it brought a smile to face because that was the Missy I knew as well. Praying for healing strength for you all.

Colleen Russell 2020-06-15T08:44:12

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Rich & Dee Weigel 2020-06-14T20:49:10

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Missy while working at the Belvidere plant. Our prayers are with you and your family through these difficult times.

Noel Visperas 2020-06-14T17:53:04

I’m very saddened to hear of your loss. I had the privilege to work with Missy for a number of years and will always remember her positive attitude and kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vince Castle 2020-06-14T17:52:04

We are so sorry for your loss. We worked with Missy and she always brightened the day for those of us who were lucky enough to know her. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Anita Kingery

Dan Kingery 2020-06-14T15:46:58

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up with Missy including sleep overs and roller skating. She will be greatly missed! I am so sad to hear this and I will be praying for all of your family.

Michelle (Ash) McDowelk 2020-06-14T14:13:49

Tom, we are so sorry for you and children. Our prayers are with you all.
Doug & Janet Chapman

Doug Chapman 2020-06-14T11:26:19

My heart hurts for the loss of such an incredible lady, we spent a lot of time together in my years at General Mills, serving on several committees together, loved talking with her about our kids and family. Will miss her terribly, hugs to all the family, may God wrap you in His arms and hold you close as you walk this path.

Barb Eicksteadt 2020-06-14T09:15:12

Tom, Jenna and Evan – Our hearts grieve for you. Hold on to your special memories with Missy. We will keep you in our thoughts and thoughts. Hope he to all. ❤️

Deb and Mike Shawd 2020-06-14T07:43:47

Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not easy your pain but hold onto your memories for they will last forever.

Sara O’Mara 2020-06-14T07:24:15

Our family holds your family in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all God’s comfort and care.

John and Candy Wolf 2020-06-14T07:24:05

Our condolences to all of family, May God give you strength and comfort at this very dificult time .

Estela& Gabriel García 2020-06-13T21:14:53

So sorry for your loss. She was the nicest person I’ve ever met 😢😢

Joe wilson 2020-06-13T21:11:59

So sorry for your loss Connie and Gene. Prayers and sympathy to family and friends.

Kathy Arnett 2020-06-13T20:10:38

Gene, Connie and family,
Our hearts are breaking for all of you.
We are so sorry for your loss. God had another plan for her and brought her home early, Heaven has a beautiful new Angel and she will watch over her family from above. May she RIP! 🙏🏻💔

Debbie and Walt Klinfelter 2020-06-13T19:33:08

Gene, Connie and family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all. Dena, Haley and Logan Yeager

Dena Yeager 2020-06-13T18:33:19

Was a big shock she was an easy person to talk to and was always happy and had a big smile. Didn’t see her often but she was the same person every time I saw her loved her and her family so sorry for the family.

Buck Hayes 2020-06-13T17:42:39

Missy was a very special woman and she will be missed by many. My deepest condolences go out to the family. I pray that they will find peace and comfort through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew Ruedel 2020-06-13T15:17:10

What a shock we r so sorry Tom and family she always had a smile Thinking of you and sending condolences

Ed & Judy winter 2020-06-13T15:10:53

Sending love and condolences. There are few in this world that shine like she did.

Ben Johnson 2020-06-13T15:04:27

I am so sorry for your loss. Missy was always a great person and friend. Huggs to you all at this time.

Cindy Lou Dean 2020-06-13T15:03:22

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Take comfort in knowing she was very sweet and highly thought of. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Heather Underwood 2020-06-13T14:46:52

I’m so sorry for your loss. She was always so nice and always had a smile on her face.

Tracy Trudo 2020-06-13T14:37:40

My heart is shattered for you all, especially Tommy and the kids. Such a horrible tragedy. Fond memories won’t heal the pain but keep them close anyway. There is at least some level of comfort in them.💔😢

Pam (Whalen) Bagley 2020-06-13T14:29:01

She was truly a good person. We had many laughs People like her don’t come around often. I was blessed to know her. It’s all in God’s hands now Your legacy will endure in your family. RIP

Brian Schewe 2020-06-13T14:11:16

Tom,Marc,and the rest of the family my deepest condolences. The one thing I can say is whenever I saw Missy she had a smile for you.

Duke Holmes 2020-06-13T14:11:02


DENNIS HILTON 2020-06-13T13:51:11

I will deeply miss Missy we served on several committees together at General Mills, we would have several conversations about our kids, she was a very special lady, prayers and hugs to all of you. May God hold you close as you walk this journey.

Barb Eicksteadt 2020-06-13T13:28:32

I am deeply saddened at the loss of Missy.

Todd Yurs 2020-06-13T13:21:01

Gene and Connie, so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time.

Darrel and Margaret Stafford 2020-06-13T13:10:37

I am very sorry to hear this. I remember Missy fondly from my days of working at General Mills. A very kind and sweet lady. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family and friends.

Corinne Decker 2020-06-13T12:48:19

Missy was such a good person. I really loved talkng with her. I’m very saddened by this news. Your family has and will be in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to all of you.

Felicia Ehrhardt 2020-06-13T12:33:21

So sorry to hear about Missy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the many wonderful memories, help ease the pain of your loss. Lean on others to help you get through this difficult time.

Marcia Rhode Schultz 2020-06-13T12:08:04

Tom, Jenna and Evan- I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Missy was a wonderful person. Although over the years we have lost touch, I still remember the early days on Walts Way fondly. Missy and I would talk for hours at the pool or watch Katie and Jenna play on the swing set. As the years flew by, Missy would always keep in touch by checking in on Facebook or catching up at cheer competitions. My prayers will be with you all during the difficult time.

Amy Bruscato 2020-06-13T11:54:59

Tom, Jenna, Evan,
Missy was truly a special person, and loved you all deeply. Her grace, kindness, and laughter will certainly be missed on this earth. Peace be with you all. You have my deepest condolences.

Christopher Morrison 2020-06-13T11:16:56

Tom, Jenna, and Evan – My sincerest condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Missy was such a kind and beautiful person who was loved by everyone who knew her!

Kerrie Lee-Floyd 2020-06-13T11:15:13

Tom, Jenna, and Evan – words can not describe the pain. I am so very sorry. Missy was loved by so many. She will truly be missed. I personally will miss her beautiful smile and friendly Good Morning! Find strength in your memories of good times.

Lori Koelling 2020-06-13T10:52:03

Tom and family, so very sorry to hear of this sudden passing about Missy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kevin, Lisa and Breanna Kirane

Kevin and Lisa Kirane 2020-06-13T10:36:21

Our family wants to share our prayers 🙏 to your family at this time. Renee, Zachary and Olivia Knox

Renee Knox 2020-06-13T10:35:35

So sorry hear , Gone too soon,she was amazing women full of life and alot of energy. My family is with you and your family in this time our prayers are with you and your family. Please let’s us know if you and you family need anything. My heart goes out to your family.

Carisa blazer 2020-06-13T10:34:51

So sorry to hear about Missy. My thoughts and prayers with all.

Kim (Bean) Whitt 2020-06-13T10:27:41

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Missy. Sending you and your family peace, love, and light through this difficult time.

Melissa (Boers) Bryan 2020-06-13T09:59:10

Tom, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You are in my prayers, treasure the memories. Missy was a very friendly, and caring person.

Marcia Henneberry 2020-06-13T09:53:58

We are so sorry to hear of Missy’s passing. She was certainly a light to this community. Jenna and Evan know that your mom is shinning that light on you every day. God bless you all.

Travis and Trina Morgan 2020-06-13T09:40:37

Dear Tom
There no words to tell you how sorry we all feel for the loss of Missy. If there is anything we can do for you and the kids. Just let some know. Know that she was loved my so many people.

Linda Spaanem 2020-06-13T09:24:12

Tom Jenna and Evan So sorry for your loss. We will miss Missy’s big smile it would light up her whole face. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. HUGS.

Bob and Terri Alderman 2020-06-13T09:23:44

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.

Les Bodey 2020-06-13T09:11:34

Tom, Jenna, and Evan , Our condolences and prayers are with you ! Missy was such a sweet and wonderful person . We are so sorry for your loss and praying for you all.
Matt, Shelley, and Family

Matt and Shelley Bankord and family 2020-06-13T09:06:26

Missy was my favorite person to talk when I worked at General Mills. Her smile, personality, etc. made her such a joy to be around. I’m truly saddened to hear that she has passed away. Prayers and condolences sent to her family and friends…

Rest In Heaven Missy!

Christopher Hagger 2020-06-13T09:04:40

Our love and prayers are with you all.
What a beautiful legacy and forever impact & smile she has left in your hearts.

Andrew and Andi Leigh family 2020-06-13T08:53:35


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