Michele Hamm Schultz, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on March 28th, 2023, at the age of 58 with her family by her side.
She was born to John and Sandra (Barger) Hamm on November 19th, 1964, in Berwyn, Illinois. Michele graduated from J. Sterling Morton West High school in 1981 and received her Associates Degree from Morton College. She would later start Nursing school to receive her CNA. Michele was married to her Husband Mark Schultz for 10 years.
Michele is survived by her parents Sandra and Kenneth Knecht; her daughters Samantha Hamm, Heather Schultz, Hannah Schultz, Claire Wadley; her sons Robert Mccoy, Harley Schultz and Scott Wadley; grandchildren Warren Meinert, Anastacia Wadley, Brodrick Schultz, Kaylis Wadley, and Malik Schultz. Michele was a beloved Aunt and second Mother to many of her nieces who she also leaves behind, along with her beloved pets Shelby and Stella.
Michele was a waitress in and around the Chicagoland area for 23 years, later having her only daughter Samantha Hamm in 1996. Samantha was her world. Her Goose. In 2008 Michele and Samantha relocated to Wisconsin with the goal of bringing the family together while pursuing her new career. Michele completed nursing school with the loving support of her family and began her career as a CNA. Michele loved her career and really thrived helping others, always going above and beyond to help anyone she could. Michele was a CNA St. Claire’s Hospital for over 10 years where she touched so many lives. A great bond was created in that time between Michele and her colleagues, who became a second family to her. Michele would go on to meet Mark Schultz in 2012, hitting it off right away. Michele had met her twin flame who was up for adventure and owned a Harley. The two had found their match and decided to get married in 2013. Together they grew a beautiful life full of love and wonderful adventure. A few years later Michele and Mark bought their forever home that they worked very hard for to make everything they dreamed it could be.
Michele was a passionate and hard-working individual; some would say a workaholic. However, in her spare time she enjoyed shopping, outdoor activities where she could enjoy the beautiful weather and traveling. During the summer months she enjoyed taking trips to other states like Illinois to visit her family and friends. Michele was the happiest when everyone was together, any minute spent with her family and friends together was never a minute wasted. She loved her children more than life itself, always there for a shoulder to cry on or to put a smile on your face. She could lighten up any situation and loved hard. She gave the very best mom hugs anyone could ask for, told you how much she loved you and cared for you any chance she could get. The sky was the limit for Michele and she never stopped dreaming. Ambitious and determined, Michele talked about furthering her education to become a phlebotomist. Michele was a beautiful and silly soul. Full of life and laughs. Her laugh was contagious and her voice carried so well everyone knew when she entered the room. She loved to be colorful, purple was her signature color. She always treated herself to colorful nails and toes, along with her signature touch of almost never wearing matching socks. Her favorite things to watch were Steel Magnolias, St. Elmo’s Fire, Golden Girls, Sons of Anarchy and Practical Magic. She could repeat any line because she watched them so much, you would think the DVDs might break. Her favorite places to be were on the back of a Harley with her husband and listening to music enjoying nature in her backyard.
At this time, no services will be held.