Michelle A. Morgan September 9, 1970 - July 17, 2009 Michelle A. Morgan passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a long and valiant battle against cancer. Michelle was a loving wife, daughter and sister, a wonderful friend, and an inspiration to all who met her. Michelle was born in Edina, MN, grew up in Lake Forest, IL and later settled in Manhattan Beach, CA. Michelle attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and later received a Masters degree from Indiana University in Sports Management. Michelle lived her life with grace, courage, vigor and optimism. She really loved her friends and family, sports, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, the Colorado Buffaloes, and travelling. Michelle's beaming smile and zest for life will be remembered forever. She is survived by her husband Michael, parents Thomas and Carol Bagan, brother Bradley Bagan, grandmother Beth Lucy, brother-in-law Richard Morgan, sisters-in-law Tia Bagan and Kimber Morgan, and niece Paige Morgan. Memorial Contributions can be made in Michelle's name to the Best Friends Animal Shelter at www.bestfriends.org. Please use this mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories.

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  1. I just want to say that my heart and prayers go out to the family, I have fond memories of Michelle in High School and her never ending smile!! Michelle had the most infectious smile around and she will be missed temendously by all! She will never be forgotten!

  2. That smile! It was one of the brightest things I have ever witnessed. My deepest sympathy goes to Michelle’s family and loved ones. Heather Way

  3. Our family extends our thoughts and prayers to your family in this time of horrible grief. Michelle

  4. Michelle’s incandescent smile was as radiant as her spirit. She carved her niche in the hearts of all who knew her. God Speed, sweet girl. God bless and comfort the Morgan and Bagan families.

  5. Dearest Michael So very sorry to hear about Michelle. You are in our thoughts and prayers. GOD bLESS YOU.

  6. An Angel was called home to Heaven. Though our hearts ache and our eye’s flood with tears, Michelle leaves each of us with so many wonderful and heart filled memories; her glowing smile, love for life, strength, love and hope. Michelle was more than a wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin or friend she was truly God’s gift to us. We’ll grieve her lost as we should yet equally we will celebrate the memories she gave to us. My most celebrated memory was when I saw her and Mike while visiting Minnesota. On the day I was to see Michelle I was extremely nervous for this was the first time I’d seen her since her diagnosis. I was full of fear, the fear of the unknown. Yet as I now look back on that day what I truly remember is the big hug she gave me, her glowing smile and how she made me laugh. If there was one message Michelle left behind it was, Never Give Up! As the days, weeks, months and years pass as life throws us curve balls let’s promise ourselves we will keep Michelle’s memory alive by, Never Giving Up! We can all agree her time with us was far too short yet what time we had with her can always be celebrated. In celebration of Michelle’s life let’s each of us take a moment to reflect on her love, words and actions for these are her priceless gifts to us. With Much Love and Admiration, Cousin Jimmy

  7. Dear Tom, Carol, Brad, Tia, and Michael: I have to express how much my heart aches for you all. Michelle was so courageous and positive. I am so glad to have gotten to spend some time with you all in Napa and to have a chance to see Michelle again. She was as classy as always with a beautiful smile on her face. I have so many fun memories of us growing up and playing at the Lake. Many hugs and kisses and prayers are sent your way as you deal with the grief of losing such a special person. You have all been on my heart daily and I am praying for peace, even in the midst of such a hard and sad time. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Kristin

  8. I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Michelle. I know how special she was to all who knew her and I know what a cherished daughter, sister and wife she was to her family. My memories are only of a bright, bubbly, beautiful woman and I know that is how she will be forever in Heaven. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mr. Bagan, I was so saddened to see the article about your daughter’s passing. I remember from my days with Platt how proud you were of your children. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

  10. Dear Carol and Tom, We have fond memories of times together with you when Michelle was a baby. In trying to locate you we came across Michelle’s obituary and are so saddened to learn of her passing. While too many years have passed without contact, we still think of you often and would like to hear from you. Our home phone number is 952-435-8259. With sincere sympathy, Michael and Bev Brucciani 9915 Oak Shore Drive Lakeville, MN 55044

  11. Dear Carol and Tom, I have been trying to locate you, and it was through the search that I found the unbelievable news of Michelle’s passing. I forever picture with that big and bright smile! I have thought of you all so often over the years, and the kindness and generosity you showed me when I taught at Deerpath. Please accept my condolences and know you are all in my heart. I would love to reconnect with you if you have the time! Love from Lorene Schramm, formerly of Deerpath Jr High in Lake Forest, IL 847-702-7278

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