Michelle Weckerly Obituary, Death – Michelle Anne Weckerly, age 29, of Taylor Ridge, passed away at Trinity, in Rock Island, on December 8, 2022. A funeral ceremony will be held at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory in Milan on December 16 at 10 am on the day of the funeral. On Thursday, December 15, 2022, visitation will take place from 4 until 7 o’clock in the evening at the funeral home. In accordance with his wishes, the interment will take place in the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be offered to the family, and they will use the money to create an education fund for her children.
Daniel “Dan” and Betsy Ertl Larson welcomed their daughter Michelle into the world on February 26, 1993, in Davenport, Iowa. Michelle is their daughter. The wedding took place on May 27, 2016, in Rock Island, Illinois, and was attended by Dillon Weckerly. Michelle attended Blackhawk College in Moline to earn her Associate’s degree, Western Illinois University for her Bachelor’s degree, and Grand Canyon University for all three of her Master’s degrees. At the time of this writing, Michelle was instructing students in the fourth grade at Francis Willard Elementary School, which is located in the Rock Island/Milan School District 41.
Tumbling was Michelle’s passion, and she won four national championships in the sport. After that, she worked at Rock Island High School as a coach for cheering and tumbling, in addition to teaching gymnastics and tumbling. Additionally, she was a passionate hunter. She was a formidable markswoman, whether with a bow or a shotgun. Michelle did not have a single iota of fear in her life.
Those who are left to honor her memory are her husband, Dillon Weckerly of Taylor Ridge; their children, Easton and Archer; their parents, Daniel and Betsy Larson of Rock Island; their siblings, Andrew (Jennifer) Larson of Bettendorf, Iowa, Amanda (Bob) Wilson of New Windsor, Illinois, Nicholas (MaKaylin) Larson of East Moline, Bret (Heather) Larson of Orion, and Ben (Jesse Od