Michele “Shelly” L. Salfer

Michele “Shelly” L. Salfer, age 53 of Springfield, Minnesota, passed away on May 17, 2023, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at St. Anne Catholic Church in Wabasso, MN, with Parish Prayers at 4:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:30 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church with Father Tony Hesse officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com. The service will be livestreamed at www.lowafc.org.

Michele “Shelly” Lynn Salfer was born on March 29, 1970, in Springfield, MN, to Marvin and Charlotte (Becker) Salfer. The youngest of eight children, Shelly grew up in Wabasso, graduating from Wabasso High School in 1988.  Over the past 17 years, Shelly has shared her life with her fiancé Pat and loved being a homemaker and a stepmom to his three children.

Determination came naturally to Shelly, as did focusing on the positive rather than being one to complain. Her good-natured, creative, and fun-loving personality drew people to her. She was simply a joy to be around, and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Shelly is survived by her mother, Charlotte Salfer; siblings, Doug (Karen) Salfer, Karen (Gary) Liebl, Phyllis McKinney, James (Sue) Salfer, Jean Salfer, John (Jolene) Salfer, and Joann (Kurt) Jenniges; several nieces and nephews; fiancé, Pat Macht and his children, Kaitlyn (Travis) Wendt, Justin Macht, and Sydney Macht; and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Salfer in 1979 and stepfather, Linus Salfer in 2000.