Kate Michels

Kate Michels



Kate N. Michels, 15, of Maynard, Iowa died Sunday afternoon, August 22, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.

Online obituary is available at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks are suggested at the visitation.  Face masks will be required at the funeral Mass.

Kate Natalie Michels was born November 14, 2005, in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Cory John and Sarah Marie (Donat) Michels.  She was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein and in June would have been confirmed.  On Saturday, August 21, 2021, she was confirmed by Fr. Greg Steckel at the University of Iowa Hospital.  This year Kate would have been a sophomore at West Central High School in Maynard.  Kate was active in volleyball, club volleyball, basketball, softball and choir.  She enjoyed sports, going for walks, camping, nature, the river, listening to music, kayaking and time spent with family and friends.

Kate is survived by her parents: Cory and Sarah Michels of Maynard; 4 siblings: Mary Michels (fiancée, Beau Winters) of Maynard; Adam Michels (girlfriend, Tessa Nelson) of rural Oelwein; Emma Michels and Madelyn Michels both at home in Maynard; paternal grandparents: John and Karen “Nickey” Michels of Oelwein; maternal grandparents: Jim and Darise Donat of Maynard; paternal great grandparents: Roger and Eleanor Homewood of Lamont; aunts and uncles: Nichole Michels (Melissa Slater) of Des Moines, Elly (Brad) Steffen of Atkins, Megan (Scott) Rima of Peosta, Aaron Donat of Oelwein; Michael (Shelly) Donat of Maynard, Tim (Lisa) Donat of Waverly, John Donat of Maynard and Anne (Justin) Goodchild of Iowa City; and cousins: Mila, Derek, Drew, Dustin, Isabelle, Brock, Bo, Josh, Kelly, Evan, Shaun, Allyson, Miles, Oliver, Mayer and Logan.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents: Maxine Homewood and John and Mary Michels; maternal great grandparents: Ella Mae and Barney Stolfus and Stan and Phyllis Donat; and aunt: Elizabeth Marie Donat at infancy.

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