Range Funeral Homes


Michelle Karen Voll

08/05/1967 - 06/03/2021

Michelle “Shelley” Karen Voll passed away unexpectedly June 3, 2021, at St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth, MN. She was born August 5, 1967, in Ely, MN to Melvin and Karen (Burshem) Voll. She graduated in 1985 from Ely Memorial high school and went on to attend business school in St. Cloud where she would receive her degree. On October 24, 1987 she married Frank Joseph Akins in Ely, MN. Frank and Shelley would reside in the Twin Cities area until 1998 then moved to Soudan, MN. Shelley, while in the Cities area, worked for Norwest Mortgage Company before moving back to the Iron Range where she would work for CW Sato Travel in Ely, MN.

Shelley loved enjoying the outdoors, traveling in her camper with Frank, working on her many flower gardens throughout her yard, crafting, cooking for many different occasions, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events. She made every holiday and life event so special in her own crafty and creative OMA way. Shelley, when not spending time with her grandchildren and family, was busy making everyone happy. She had a heart that could fill a room, and the hugs that at just the right time would make everything better. Shelly’s caring love and gentle touch will be missed by so many.

Shelley is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Justin (Dina) of Babbitt; two daughters, Allison (Ernest) of Ely and Erica of Soudan; mother, Karen of Ely; brother, Keith of Ely; sister, Nicole of Virginia; six grandchildren, Brayden, Ashton, Jazmyne, Hugo, Otto, and Lincoln; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin in 1991; and brother, Kevin in 1974.

Shelley will be laid to rest next to her father and brother in Owatonna, MN, A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, and more information will follow. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

3 thoughts on “Michelle Karen Voll”

  1. Jill and Jason Homer and Family says:

    We were deeply saddened to hear that Shelley passed away. Sending prayers and hugs to all. Our sincerest sympathies to your family.

  2. Carrie Landa Wittry says:

    Karen and family, I’m very sorry to hear of Shelley’s passing.
    Carrie Landa
    (Kevin’s classmate)

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