Kathleen, Bill and the Ennen family:
I am deeply saddened by Michelle's passing and very sorry for your loss. Michelle was an inspiration and a loyal friend.
Michelle and I first met in 1982, working in classified at the Star Tribune. We lost touch for several years after I left the newspaper, but our lives intersected again and we'd been fairly close for the last two-to-three years. We shared similar challenges and she was a source of great support and encouragement to me, as I hoped I was for her.
Michelle had two favorite topics of conversation: Kathleen and Billy. Her face lit up when she talked about the two of you. She was so proud of you both and all of your accomplishments. You brought her a great deal of joy and happiness.
I'm thinking of you and praying for you.