The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Michele Lee Espinoza

Michele Lee Espinoza, 47, went to meet her heavenly Father on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at her home in Van Wert, with family present.

Michele Lee Espinoza

Michele was born August 5, 1970, in Van Wert, the daughter of Leandro Martinez, who survives in Racine, Wisconsin, and Mary Pissarro. who also resides with their heavenly Father.

She is also survived by her husband, Gary Espinoza Sr. of Van Wert; two sons, Gary L. (Candace Pescosolido) Espinoza Jr. of Van Wert and Ritchie C. (Jordan Toland) Espinoza of Celina; and a daughter, Vanessa A. Espinoza of Van Wert. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Piper Sophia Espinoza, who is to be born June 2.

She leaves behind many sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins and grandchildren that will also miss her.

Michele was an extraordinary person and extremely loving mother. She fought her illness everyday so that she could be with her family. Every life she came into contact with she touched tremendously. She put her heart and soul into her family and loved them all with a love that showed no bounds. The impact that she has made on this world is insurmountable and will never be forgotten. We love you so much and we are glad you are finally home. You will be missed every day.

Services will be observed privately by the family.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries