Renée J. (Ochs) Michaud, age 45

Renée J. Michaud


Renée J. (Ochs) Michaud, age 45 of Lakeville, Minn., died on January 25, 2016, surrounded by family, in the arms of her beloved husband, Dan. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Becky, and doting grandparents Delores and Joe. 
She leaves her husband, Dan; two small children, Samantha and Nathan; her father, Ron; and stepmother, Shari; brother, Chris and wife Gretchen; stepsister, Janaé and husband Dan; stepbrother, Justin and wife Cheryl; aunts, Ruth and Philip Waddington and their family, and Doris and Charley Black. She also leaves much-loved nieces and nephews, Ella, Joe, Blaine, Fred, Tayler, Hanna, Alex, Katie, Nikki, David, Anna, Jack, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph; and in-laws, Tom and MaryJane Michaud, Tony and Janice Michaud, Vicki and Bill Bohn, Tom and Terry Michaud, and other relatives and friends. 
Renée’s first love was the ocean. She became a marine biologist. She was a rescue-certified scuba diver, and a passionate educator. She was thrilled with every opportunity to be in the water, whether the chilly waters of California, the tropical waters of Mexico, or the shark tank at her cherished aquarium. Her passion and enthusiasm were contagious.
The greatest loves of her life were her husband Dan, and their children, Samantha and Nathan. She was a tireless advocate for her family. When cancer struck, she fought every day to be with them. She loved them fiercely. 
Renée did nothing in small measure. She immersed herself in creative pursuits, such as cooking, pottery, art, writing, photography, needlecraft, scrapbooking and gardening. A plate of sushi made her giddy with glee. We will remember her smile, her warmth, and her love for life, family and friends.
Many thanks to the countless family members and friends who helped support Renée and her family, not only through her cancer journey, but through life.
Memorial service were held Monday, February 1, 2016 at Hosanna! Church, Lakeville, Minn. 
In lieu of flowers, Renée and her family would like you to consider making a donation to the Fraser School at
Arrangements were with White Funeral Home of Lakeville, Minn.

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