Zelle E. Michaelis 1928 ~ 2011 Zelle Erickson Michaelis, our loving wife mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, left this earth and re-united with loving family on April 10, 2011. She lived a joyful 83 years.Zelle was born February 5, 1928 in Richmond, Utah to Justin and Berneice Merrill Erickson. She grew up on a farm working with her parents, brothers, Bert and Steve and sister, Louise. She attended schools in the Richmond area. She graduated with honors from North Cache High School in 1946 and from Utah State University with a degree in English in 1950. She received her teaching certificate in Utah and California. She taught school in California while her husband attended college at Cal Poly University. Zelle married Lyle D. Michaelis in the Logan Temple on June 6, 1950. They spent 61 loving years together raising their five children and enjoying their 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grand children. She traveled unselfishly and graciously with Lyle as his schooling and occupation took her from Richmond Utah to California, Colorado, Holladay Utah, Virginia and then to Taylorsville, Utah where she spent the last 37 years together with Lyle. She served the Lord in many positions as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including full time missions with Lyle to Munich Germany, Vienna Austria, Zurich Switzerland, as a host at the Conference Center and for five years as a Taylorsville 1st Ward missionary in the apartments. Zelle was a great example to us all and has left loving memories for her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Lyle; children: James Lyle (Venice) Michaelis, Jayne (Tom) Mackay, Craig Brent (Cheryl) Michaelis, Garth Wayne (Beth) Michaelis, Karl William (Tammera) Michaelis; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grand-children. Her parents and brother, Steve Erickson preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Apr. 18, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Taylorsville 1st Ward, 4845 Woodhaven Drive (1335 West), Taylorsville Utah. Viewings will be held Sun., April 17, 2011, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Rd, Taylorsville and Monday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services.