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Michelle Mosiman

March 28, 2021

Michelle Diane Mosiman, age 52, received her eternal reward March 28, 2021 when her sweet granddaughter Brooklyn took her by the hand and led her into the arms of Jesus.

Michelle Diane Mosiman was born January 22, 1969 to William F. and Linda K. Budde.  As the oldest of three girls growing up on her parents’ farm in Walton, Kansas she learned a love for agriculture and farming that would shape Michelle’s life.  From a very young age she was taught a strong work ethic and responsibility as she learned everything that someone working the land and being a farmer would need to know.  As a small girl she learned about running every type of farm equipment as well as how to fix it when it broke down, caring for sick animals, learning to cook and bake for large groups of people, fine-tuning her patience and having the smarts to master the ins and outs of the business side of running a successful family farm.

On August 25, 1990 Michelle would marry the only man she ever loved, James Mosiman.  They would start their young lives together living in their first home in Newton before eventually buying her Aunt Marie Fluke’s farm in Eastern Harvey County.  It is there that she and James would build their life together and start a family.  God blessed them with two children: Erin, in August of 1992, followed by Justin in July of 1995.  While Michelle loved her children dearly one of the greatest days of her life would come in August of 2014 when she became a grandmother. Michelle had a deep and abiding love for family and when Brooklyn came into their lives she took the title of being a grandma seriously and Brooklyn would become a source of tremendous joy in her life.  Brooklyn and Michelle had a special bond and spent countless hours together doing “business” and whatever else it was that Brooklyn wanted.

Family was everything to Michelle and though it may seem cliché, her family was her true pride and joy.  Michelle was always happiest when they were together.  It wouldn’t matter whether they were working or playing, she wanted to be with them.  Michelle would tell you that a hard day’s work with them was far better than any day without them.  She treasured her time with them and made sure to instill in them her love of farming, as this would shape their young lives as well. One of Michelle’s favorite things about farm life was preparing large meals during harvest to take to the field, helping move equipment where it needed to go or running for parts for repair.

No matter where life would take them, Michelle greeted everyone with a huge smile and it was her light that people gravitated to.  She had a huge heart and was someone that everyone could rely on.  As a mother, she was her children’s biggest fan and would support each of their endeavors, whether that meant providing food for the entire team, picking up trailer loads of geraniums, or simply signing up to be the room parent for their classrooms.  It was important to Michelle to know who her kids went to school with and she made it a point to mother all of their friends as well.  She shared her love with those lucky enough to know her, whether she was giving you tough love or just a hug because you needed it.

Michelle also had lifelong friends that she herself would tell you were friends that she had chosen as her own family.  It would be these deep and abiding relationships that would help build the foundation which would shape and mold her life and their family.  It would be those ties that would see Michelle and James through the ups and downs of life.

Michelle attended Walton Grade School, Santa Fe Middle School and graduated with the Class of 1987 from Newton High School.  While a senior in high school Michelle would launch her career in banking through the Office Education Association program offered at Newton High School where she began working at First Bank of Newton.  It is there that her love for business grew and would eventually lead her to a career at Central Kansas Credit Union in Hesston where she would become branch manager.  In 2006 Michelle began working as a program technician for the USDA Farm Services Office in Newton where she would work until the time of her death.   Most days she enjoyed working with farmers in the area and the job seemed to be a perfect fit for her where she could use her love of farming and her tremendous knowledge of agriculture to help those in our community.

Michelle will be deeply mourned but forever loved by her husband and love of her life James Mosiman; children Erin Mosiman (Brian Boegel) and Justin Mosiman (Maddi Butler); sisters Carrie Budde White (Chris) and Mindy Budde; mother-in-law Arlene Corfman; sister and brother-in-law Pam and Curtis Schmidt and brother-in-law Darrell Mosiman; Favorite Uncle Dale Egy and her many nieces, nephews and friends that love her dearly.

Michelle is preceded in death by her granddaughter Brooklyn Michelle Boegel; parents William F. and Linda K. Budde; Grandparents Frank and Helen Budde, and Mildred and Cecil Egy; Aaron Mosiman and Roy Dean Corfman.


Funeral services celebrating Michelle’s life will be Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 North Boyd in Newton with the Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Family visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Trinity Heights Church with the family present.  Private burial to follow.  Masks are strongly encouraged.

Memorials may be made to the Michelle Mosiman Memorial for Walton City Park c/o Halstead Bank, 314 Main Street, Halstead, KS 67056.


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71 thoughts on “Michelle Mosiman

  1. James, our hearts are broken, but know we are with you and your family through your grief. We are deeply sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of growing-up as “country neighbors and friends” to Michelle, and all of us riding the bus together – A part of my youth and life is now missing. Tonya, cherishes the time when she and Michelle worked with one another in Hesston. Michelle will be truly missed.

  2. Our most heartfelt condolences to all of you. Thoughts and Prayers for your family during this most difficult time.
    Al and Betty Leite

  3. Words fail to express our sorrow for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. David and Tina Liefer

  4. The Mosiman family became my home away from home family. They took me in as one of their own while I lived in KS for 2+ years. Forever thankful for them and sending hugs and prayers. Love you guys so much♥️ #54

  5. To the Budde family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. James and family
    So sorry or Michelle’s health sturggle and your loss of her. She was such a special person through our family multi generation contacts. Our thought have been with you.

  7. My heart break with you at the loss of your wife , Michelle.
    I’m so sorry for your loss . Tuan

  8. Sending love and healing to all of the family. My mother was April Schmidt (Mosiman), I remember Michelle from when I was little, my mother always loved running into Michelle, they would always visit. I am so so sorry for your loss, and I am thinking of all of you at this time.

  9. Words could never express the sorrow I feel your family! I’m praying for peace that passes all understanding for this great loss in your lives! 🙏🏻
    Michelle was an amazing high school Budde!! She will be missed greatly!!

  10. James and Family, our hearts break for your family. We can’t even imagine the pain and suffering you all have endured over the past couple of years. Michelle was a wonderful person and such a joy to work with. Please reach out with anything you may need.
    Muth Family

  11. Sending all my love and prayers to the whole family. It’s safe for me to say Michelle was the sweetest lady I’ve ever met. She will be missed by so many.

  12. I am really saddened to hear this news. May God grant her passage to his Kingdom. She was a wonderful woman. I am sorry for your families loss. If you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out.

  13. James and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Michelle was special. May the good memories comfort you in this difficult time.
    Gary and Charlotte Sneed

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let us know if you need anything.

  15. Such sad news. Our hearts are breaking for you James. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. So sorry to hear of the loss of Michelle. You and your family are in our prayers.

  17. My heart is with you during this difficult time and prayers will be with you and family in the days ahead.
    God be with you, James.

  18. James and Family—we are heart broken! There is nothing we can say to make it better! Just know—we are hugging you in our heart! We have so many memories of you and the Budde family! May God Bless

  19. I have no words as my mind can not wrap around the amount of tragedy you all have endured. Know that the McCorkles love you and are thinking of you all. Growing up, I always looked up to Michelle and will forever treasure the memories.

  20. Dear James and family,
    My most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Michelle. You two have been sweethearts for as long as I can remember. May God carry you during these difficult days.
    I’m so sorry!

  21. James and family, my heart is breaking for you. Michelle was a great woman, she will be missed by many. Continued thoughts and Prayers for all of you.

  22. James, Erin, Justin and extended family, my family was heartsick to hear of Michelle’s passing, she was a sweet woman, loved by all and will be missed by all. We will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Tammy Phares

  23. James, I am beyond sad hearing this news. I’ll always remember her as she was to me – wild, fun loving, sassy and such a sweetheart, all in one special girl. All my love and prayers of comfort for you & your family right now.

  24. Sorry for your loss, James and family. Prayers and hugs. Michelle was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed.

  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Michelle was a very special person and sweet as could be!

  26. James & all the family, There are no words how to express how sorry we are for you all! Our thoughts & prayers are with you! Michelle was such a caring special person.
    With our love & prayers,
    Jr & Susie Ashcraft

  27. Michelle’s beautiful smile and kind heart touched the lives of so many. Our prayers and love are with you.
    Bev Metcalf and Pat Johnson

  28. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Michelle’s friends and family. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed!

  29. Our love and prayers for Michelle’s family and friends. May God comfort you as only He can.

  30. So sorry for your loss, James. So many wonderful memories with Michelle. She was an amazing and solid person. Prayers for you and your family.

  31. Praying for your entire family and rejoicing at the thought of her and Brooklyn together again.

  32. James and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Michelle. Our sympathy and prayers are for you and your family at this difficult time. You indeed have angels in heaven. Again, our sympathy and prayers.

  33. Our hearts are hurting so deeply for your family. We have been praying for you all since we learned of this tragedy and will continue to bring your weary souls to the Lord in prayer. Know that you have many people that love and care for you. I will always remember Michelle’s sweet gentle spirit and soft-spoken voice. Cling to all of the sweet memories, hold them in your hearts. Special hugs to you Carrie.
    Love…Jesse and Aimee Nickel family (Emily and Addie)

  34. Sincere condolences, love and prayers to Michelle’s family. A beautiful lady in all ways, Michelle will be missed.

  35. James, we were out of town when we heard the news. So sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

  36. James and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a truly special person and will be so missed. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you.

  37. My heart goes out to your family, Michelle was a beautiful soul, Our family have been so blessed to have had her pass through our lives and leave us better from knowing and loving her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  38. Your family has been through so much in the past few years. All of our prayers are with all of you as you deal with yet another loss.

  39. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are very sorry for your loss.

  40. Dear James and family,
    Our hearts go out to you. We pray God wraps his arms around you, comforts you and brings you peace.
    Dave and Sherry Kriegshauser

  41. Words just cannot express how sorry we are.Thoughts and prayers to all. Rod and Carrie Koons and all the guys at Rods Tire

  42. So sorry for your loss. I work for FSA and was always a pleasure to call her on the phone to discuss work. She was always so pleasant to work with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  43. James and family very sorry for your loss always enjoyed visiting with Michelle about her family at the fsa office she will be missed will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

  44. We will really miss Michelle. Love and deepest sympathy to all of you.

  45. Our heartfelt sympathy & prayers for your family during this heartbreaking time. May God give you strength and comfortin memories of Michelle.
    Sincerely, Willis & Joyce Kreutziger

  46. I had many occasions during my years at Central Kansas Credit Union to work with Michelle. she was always such a ‘bright light’ who doted on her family. I was sorry to hear of her too soon passing. My prayers for the family

  47. I am so very sorry about your losses. Prayers for all family and friends for healing. My heart goes out to you all.

  48. I was shocked to hear this news. Michelle was always so kind and caring. She will truly be missed.

  49. Michelle was a very special young lady that I first met when I worked for her folks in 1969-1970. She used to love to ride on the front seat of the truck I often drove whenever she could. I would often find her asleep on the seat, but it was very special knowing she was happy being out and about on the farm. May god watch over her and bless her.

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