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


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