Michele E. Bair

Age 68, of Lansing, MI, passed away peacefully at home September 2, 2019, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Michael and Barbara Danilowsky.

Michele was a graduate of Sexton High School and Northwood University. Michele retired after 32 years from the DEQ State of Michigan and later from Grand Ledge Public Schools where she spent 10 years assisting with the needs of elementary-aged children. In her retirement, Michele enjoyed traveling to many destinations including spending many summers with her family and friends at her cottage on Lake Michigan.

Michele leaves behind her loving husband of 45 years, Jim; her son, Tyler and his wife Camille; two granddaughters, Shyla and Saylor as well as many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 North Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following.

Those who wish to remember Michele in a special way may make gifts in her memory to ALS Michigan Chapter or the Susan Mast ALS Foundation.

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Patty Waterman
September 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Here’s to you, dear friend! I feel so blessed to have had you in my life all these years and can’t believe you’re gone. You were a great friend through the ups and downs and I’ll always cherish the memories. You were blessed with a wonderful family and so many friends who loved you because of your big heart, quick wit and love of life. Jim took such good care of you during your illness as well as all of your years together. Now it’s your time to sail into the sunset. You’ll be missed dear friend….

Cree Peake
September 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

I am sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jim Johnson
September 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

I’m going to miss you. I’m so glad I got to see you when you came to Denver! Fond memories. I hope there is an El Azteco in Heaven.

Bruce Moore
September 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm

You will be missed by so many. You were always so welcoming and happy to see your friends and family. You lived life to its fullest and always welcomed everyone else to join in and be part of the fun. May you find peace and comfort now.

Cindy Smith
September 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm

My dear friend, I will miss your kind face and our therapeutic conversations. You were always so kind to me and Bruce and always welcomed us to share special events in your life. You were always a joy for me to spend time with and I will have a huge void in my life without you. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me all of these years. I am relieved you are no longer suffering and are resting in peace. I hope we meet again in the afterlife.

Bruce Smith
September 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm

Your heart & home were always open to me & I was blessed to share them with you. You made me feel at ease & welcome in your presence and most of all I will miss your kindness to others that was so natural for you. You fought bravely and it was extremely difficult for me to witness your pain & suffering and I am relieved that you no longer endure it. You truly were one of a kind and all who had the privilege to know you were fortunate indeed. Rest now my friend & know you were loved by many & will be missed by all.

Karin Mercieca
September 5, 2019 at 12:20 pm

Rest In Peace dear friend! You fought so hard. I will treasure all the memories of Lake Michigan, working together at playground duty and will truly miss that signature grin of yours. My deepest sympathies to Jim, Tyler and family. Cheers to you Michele, until we meet again.

Merle & Pat Moore
September 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Dear Jim and Family: Pat and I remember with fondness your last visit to Colorado. We had that wonderful time for conversation and catching up over drinks on the patio at the Stanley Hotel. We are sorry we cannot be at the service to honor Michele’s life. She was loved by many and will leave a void in all their lives. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days of mourning ahead. God’s peace and strength be with you all.

Linda Wright
September 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

So saddened to hear this news. I am sure Joe was there to great her as she entered into heaven. She was a very positive and caring person. We will be keeping you all in our prayers.
Linda & Woody

Julie Blanchard
September 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm

I met Michele when I transferred into the Waste Division many years ago. Her smile and sunny laughter made us quick friends. When she decided to retire I knew that work days would not be the same for me. I will always remember Michele and our daily conversations. I’m very glad that our paths crossed. My deepest sympathy to her husband, son/daughter-in-law/grandchildren and other family members.

Ray. &. Shelia. Moore
September 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

You are now resting in peace we love you and we’re going to miss you so much God bless your family and all of your relatives

Nancy Cunningham
September 6, 2019 at 5:55 am

I was saddened to hear of your passing. You are no longer in pain. Even though I have not seen you a number of years I remember the fun parties, your lovely Lake MI home & the laughter. I pray for peace for Jim, Tyler & family. Thinking of you.

Nancy Cunningham

Koleen Kiwala Mouw & David Mouw
September 6, 2019 at 9:24 am

We are very sorry to hear of Michele’s passing. May your wonderful memories & the love that you shared help to bring you comfort & ease your sorrow. Keeping all of you in prayers.

Laurie Bair
September 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Thank you she will be missed.

Gena McCoubrey
September 6, 2019 at 10:37 am

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Michele since Tyler was in Kdg. as I was his teacher. She ALWAYS had a ready smile & a willingness to visit which we did on various occasions over the years: when she would pick up Tyler from after school care, at Wharton Center when we found ourselves seated near one another, & at her garage sales. I’m saddened that her earthly presence is no longer with us.
Gena McCoubrey
Retired Delta Center Teacher

Karen Bair
September 6, 2019 at 3:54 pm

We wish we could be in MI this weekend. I am so glad Michelle is no longer in pain. Love to all of family.

Jeff, Karen and crew


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