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Joshua J. Michel

March 25, 1999 ~ May 6, 2018 (age 19)

Joshua J. Michel, 19, of Sparta, passed away unexpectedly, May 6, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born March 25, 1999 to Charles and Beverly (Melancon) Michel in Marrero, Louisiana.

Josh graduated from Sparta High School with the class of 2017. He liked to hunt and fish and loved to watch the New Orleans Saints. 

Josh is survived by his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Gordon Smith, of Sparta; his father, Charles Michel, of Louisiana; a sister, Gabrielle Michel, of Tomah; a brother, Gordon Smith III, of Sparta; his maternal grandparents, Terry (Maria) Melancon, of Louisiana; his paternal grandparents, Roger (Charlene) Michel, of Louisiana; and grandparents, Fritz (Norma) Heijtan, of Texas. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Louisiana and Texas.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Darren DeFord officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta.

Visitation for Josh will be at the funeral home on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be offered to Josh’s family at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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