THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marie M. Willison
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
Marie M. (Barrette) Willison, 83, of Marinette passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Feb. 27, 1934, to the late William and Louise (Gypp) Barrette in Marinette, she attended area schools. On Oct. 24, 1970, she married Herman Willison in Menominee and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1980. She worked at the Dome Motel for over 18 years. A member of Holy Family Parish, she was an avid music collector.
She is survived by three daughters, Maude McKenna of Everette, Wa., Linda Bell of New York and Valerie McKenna of Marinette; a half-brother, LeRoy Jefferson of Cashton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Herman, she was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter; a brother, Roger Barrette and two step-brothers, Homer and Thomas Lappierere.
Visitation will be at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Friday, July 14 from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.