March 24, 1972 - May 7, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Lower Church in St. Cloud for Michelle M. (Utecht) Neal, age 45 of St. Cloud who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her home. Reverend Scott Pogatschnik will officiate. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Shelly was born on March 24, 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Joseph and Dorothy (Loehlein) Utecht. She grew up in Sauk Centre and graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1990. Shelly was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Health Partners at the health station at Corborn’s in Sauk Rapids.

Shelly is survived by her husband, Carlos; son, Garret of St. Cloud; daughter, Kirsten; her parents of St. Cloud; brothers, Michael (Tina) of Lakeville and Mark (Jeanette) of Lonsdale.

She was preceded in death by her infant brother, Matthew.