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Michele Payne

January 1, 1969 — October 6, 2020

Michele Payne

Michele Lyn Wendzel Payne, 51 of Sawyer passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Spectrum Health, Niles.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-5 PM Saturday, October 10, 2020 the Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Online condolences accepted at

Michele was born January 1, 1969 in St. Joseph the daughter of Richard Wendzel and Alice  Zachary. Michele  enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved coloring, cooking, baking and watching movies.

In 2018 she married Mark Payne and he survives along with two daughters: Kurbi (Kyle) Sharp and Samantha (Divyang) Patel; a son: Mark Payne, II; grandson: Avi Patel; her parents: Richard (Nanci) Wendzel and Alice (Don) Zachary; siblings: Alan Zachary, Andrew (Linny) Zachary, Ammy Wendzel, Brian Jannert, Robert (Jessica) Emard, Jason (Fonda) Emard, Douglas (Heather) Wendzel, Megan Wendzel, David (Amanda) Wendzel and Katrina (Luis) Wendzel-Cortez.

Michele was preceded in death by her daughter, Nichole Crider in 2011

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, October 10, 2020

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel

9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI 49106

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