Michelle Fuchs, 57


Michelle Fuchs, 57, of O’Fallon, formerly of Morrisonville, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville. Funeral Mass will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Christudasan Kurisadima, S.A.C officiating. The Mass will be celebrated for her mother, Lorraine, as well. Inurnment will be held at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is assisting the family.

Mrs. Fuchs was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Evergreen Park, to Richard J. and Lorraine (Stripeik) Luczak. She married Richard Fuchs on June 21, 1989, in Morrisonville, and he survives.

She graduated from Morrisonville High School with the class of 1981, and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. While in college, she proudly served six years in the Illinois Air National Guard.

During her career, Mrs. Fuchs worked as a chemist for many companies in the St. Louis area, before gaining employment with Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she was recently employed as a production supervisor in biopharmaceuticals.

She was an excellent vegan chef, and had a talent for crocheting. She used her talent to make many afghans over the years for her family members. Most of all, she enjoyed traveling and taking daily walks with her husband. She was also a long-time member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fuchs is survived by her father of Taylorville; sister, Carmen Luczak of Raymond; brothers, Louie (wife Shirl) of Florence, OR, Tom (wife Laurie) of Aiea, HI, and Pete Luczak of Springfield; brother-in-law, Robert (Beth) Fuchs of Morrisonville; sister-in-law, Judy Deal of Taylorville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother; brother, Rick Luczak; and brother-in-law, Don Deal.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.


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