Michele “Shelly” Riester, age 52, a lifelong resident of Almont passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022. She was born May 25, 1970, the daughter of Henry Emmett and Linda Lou (Cameron) Riester Jr. in Detroit. Shelly graduated from Almont High School in 1988. After high school Shelly began working in the medical billing field where she has worked for the last 30 years. Most recently she worked as an accounts receivable specialist at Change Healthcare.

Shelly enjoyed spending time with her friends and relaxing. She liked cooking and was a great cook especially when she made some of the recipes her mom taught her. Shelly adored her dogs. Her shih tzu, Harley, she had for 13 years was her baby. She found her newest dog, Aspen, a year ago and fell in love immediately. Shelly loved the outdoors, enjoying hiking especially if her dog was with her.

Shelly is survived by her brothers, Courtney Riester of Capac and Scott (Lee-Ann) Riester of Imlay City; her niece, Sydney Riester of Imlay City; and nephew, Samuel Riester of Imlay City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Linda Riester; and her dog, Harley.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 2650 S. Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444. Burial followed at Ferguson Cemetery, 4471 Kidder Rd., Almont, MI 48003.

Please share a story or photos on Shelly’s Memory Page at www.muirfh.com