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Michelle A. Renzelmann

Oct 06, 1966 - Aug 15, 2019


Michelle A. Renzelmann, age 52 of Sheboygan passed away of natural causes Thursday afternoon August 15, 2019. Michelle was born October 6, 1966 to her father Patrick Renzelmann and mother Judith (Meyer) Renzelmann. Michelle attended Holy Name School and graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1985. She continued her education at UW Oshkosh and UW Milwaukee and then earned two master’s degrees in education from Cardinal Stritch College. Michelle loved teaching English at Sheboygan South High School and has taught in the Sheboygan Area School District for the past 28 years. Michelle was a beautiful person inside and out and was passionate about helping her students as she always put others first. She was an avid reader and talented writer. Michelle was a devoted mother and adoring grandmother who created special game nights for her grandson, Bryce. She was a member of the Elks Club and always enjoyed getting together with her card playing friends each month. Michelle was a dedicated sports fan and closely followed the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

Survivors include her mother Judith Renzelmann of Sheboygan, father Patrick (Sandra) Renzelmann of Kohler, son Tyler Gordon of Sheboygan, grandson Bryce Gordon, brothers John (Alyssa) Renzelmann of Sheboygan Falls, Charles Renzelmann of Sheboygan. Michelle is further survived by her loving nieces, nephews, friends and her dogs Duke and Spike.

A Mass to celebrate Michelle’s life will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave. Sheboygan, on Thursday August 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family for a time of visitation at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. until the time of Mass at 2:00 p.m. A private service for immediate family will take place on Friday at Calvary Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in Michelle’s name.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Michelle’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Sheboygan Police Department, the first responders, and Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home for their compassion and professionalism.


Date: Thursday Aug 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Thursday Aug 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]



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Susie Wagner Herman

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Judy!

Judie Kinate

Best experience is watching Michelle pull the best from students. As a sub her art of making magic happen with words was enlightening. Her mentor Jan Tilden also remarks about her perseverance to enable future writers gain the best. Michelle gave gifts both in reading and writing toward future authors and analytical readers.

Emma LaBudde

Mrs. Renzelmann was one of the teachers I truly missed since I graduated High school in 2017. She patiently explained any questions I had and always had a smile to share with her students. Rest in peace and my condolence to her family and friends.

Chris Bahr

I'm so sorry and very sad to hear of Michelle's passing, she was too young to leave us at such an early age! She was a beautiful person and soul and always brought happiness to everyone see would meet. My sincere and deepest condolences to the Renzelman family. She will be an angel in heaven looking over her family and friends. Chris Bahr

John Rautmann

Dear John, Pat and entire family I am so sorry to see the passing of your sister and daughter, and family member. She passed way too young. Although I did not know her, I am sure she was a very good person like all of you are. Please accept my sincere condolences. We will keep you in our prayers. John and Beverly Rautmann

Diane Mikolyzk

Pat, I was saddened to read of Michelle's passing. Although I did not know her personally, I head great things about her teaching from my friends who taught at South. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a daughter. Please know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Meritxell Canut

Judy, Tyler, Bryce, John and Chad, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm still trying to interiorize the words written in the obituary. I'm sorry you have to move on without Michelle, I can't imagine how difficult it is. A big hug from Oslo to all the family. Meritxell

Brittney Schweigl (Rigney)

Prayers and condolences to your family. What a beautiful person and wonderful teacher Mrs. Renzelmann was. One that most of her students could never forget.

Christine Reinl-Schmidt

Amy Freese

Michelle was amazing. I am forever thankful for her being the best step Mom to my kids.