Michaele Lynn Barts, 44, passed away peacefully at midnight, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. At her side, were the closest members of her loving family. This comes after a long and hard battle with stage four breast cancer.
She was born in her longtime hometown of Bremen Aug. 7, 1976, to surviving parents Michael and Tamara (Myer) Barts. Loving the outdoors, in her youth, she participated in activities such as softball, color guard, and basketball.
Later years saw her enjoy things like hiking, camping, and kayaking. It was always important that her loved ones be a major part of everything she endeavored to do. Michaele knew no strangers, especially at events such as concerts, renaissance fairs, marathons, and ballroom dancing. She often met and maintained friendships from every aspect of her life.
Spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially in the family campground in Wisconsin was always a highlight. Michaele graduated from Bremen High School in 1995, after which, she attended IUSB to pursue studies in the computer field. Using these skills, she worked at Liberty Mutual for close to 18 years. Looking for a change of pace, she moved into the optical field, finding her place with Nappanee Family Eyecare.
Surviving are daughters: Alexis (Mishler) Rex and Justin Rex; Rosalie Barts-Lawton; her brother: Anthony Barts and Katherine (Capron) Barts; three grandchildren: Zoey, Wyatt, and Penny Rex; her two nephews and three nieces Trent, Connor, Gabrielle, Grace, and Emma Barts.
Please join the family in celebrating her life from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at 545 S. Bowen Ave., Bremen, IN 46506.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Goshen Health Foundation, 1701 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526 or the Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.