Sad News About a Colleague

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It is with deep sadness that I write to share the news that Michelle Nies passed away from cancer on August 9. Despite her illness, Michelle remained committed to her job and led by example. She was a strong champion of the work her staff does to create the best physical environment for our students, faculty and staff. Her positive approach to life was evident and has impacted us all.

For the past five years, Michelle served the Augsburg community first as the Custodial Services Supervisor and later as the Custodial Services Manager. Michelle also served on staff senate for two years and participated on a variety of committees during her time at Augsburg.

For many years, she was an active board member of the MN chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association. In 2017, Michelle received her bachelors degree from Metro State University. However, her biggest source of pride was her son, Christopher, who is a student at Augsburg and on the Dean’s List.

We are grateful for Michelle’s many contributions to the Augsburg community. Our heartfelt prayers go out to Michelle’s husband, Paul, her son Christopher, and her extended family.

The funeral service will be at 10 AM Saturday, August 18 at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Avenue. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM prior to the service at church.

Augsburg will also have a gathering for a time of remembrance in the coming month. Additional details will be shared as soon as they become available.

Beth Reissenweber