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Elizabeth J. Willette, 85

Nov 23, 2014

Delavan Elizabeth (Joie) Joanne Willette, age 85, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Laurels Peak in Mankato. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Peter Klein officiated. Burial was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, SW Delavan.

She was born Jan. 5, 1929, at Bismarck, N.D., the daughter of L.E. and Ethel (McKee) Heaton. She was married to Michael Willette of Delavan on July 1, 1953 at Menoken, N.D.

She is survived by her children, Kristin Willette, of St. Paul, Amy (Steve Firkins) Willette, of Black River Falls, Thomas (Rebecca) Willette, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kate (Darrell) Fuller, of Trimont, Althea Melisse Willette of Minneapolis, Jonathan (Cathy) Willette, of Mankato, Molly (Joe) Reinemann, of St. Peter, Megan (Larry) Kaduce, of St. Peter, Allison (Paul Phifer) Willette, of Hadley, Mass.; brother, Russell Heaton of McKenzie, N.D.; sisters, Mary Gietzen, of Glen Ullin, N.D., Geneva (Phid) Kurtz, of Steele, N.D.,Virginia (Lloyd) Benz, of Steele, N.D.; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchild.

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