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Joanne K. (Fashbaugh) Willett

July 6, 1938 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 79)


Marion, Michigan - Joanne K. (Fashbaugh) Willett, of Marion, formerly of Manton, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her home with family by her side. She was 79.

Joanne was born on July 6, 1938, in Traverse City, Michigan to Arthur and Matilda (Rokos) Fashbaugh. She entered into marriage with Robert Willet, Sr. on June 27, 1987 at the Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cadillac. Joanne spent her career working at Four Winns for over 10 years. She enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, planting flowers, and working on her yard. In her spare time, she liked jig-saw puzzles and playing games. Joanne's grandchildren will cherish their memories of their awesome grandmother.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert Willett, Sr.; two children, James (Amber) Rongey of Virginia and Judy (Dallas) Hughston of Marion; four step-children, Robert (Tuk) Willett, Jr., David (Carla) Willett, Julie Burleigh and Jeff Willett; grandchildren, Sara (Ed) Edwards, Misty Frolenko, Amanda (Ryan) Outman, the late Jess (Amanda) Rongey, the late James "Jimmy" Rongey, Samantha (Easton) Muro, Luke Willett, Brian Suessine, Beth (Frank) Lico, Brandy (Kevin) Haysmer, Melanie Hatt, Kaylee (Clint) Alvarez, Isaac Walden, Seth Walden and Dominic Walden; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Baker of Florida; two brothers Art (Marsha) Fashbaugh of Colorado and Donald (Virginia) Fashbaugh of Kingsley; two sisters-in-law, Adaline Balmer and Donna Willett; and many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Matilda; and two grandsons, Jimmy Rongey and Jess Rongey.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Willett Family.


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