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Carroll "Cotty" Willems

May 17, 1927 October 29, 2018
Carroll "Cotty" Willems
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Obituary for Carroll "Cotty" Willems

Carroll R. (Cotty) Willems, 91 of De Pere passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on May 17, 1927 to the late Frank and Nora (Van Gemert) Willems. Carroll recieved a Bachelors Degree in Business and Accounting from St. Norbert College. On September 1, 1951 he married the love of his life E.Marie Zittlow daughter of the late Clarence and Eileen Zittlow, who preceded him in death on September 26, 2013.

No husband was more dedicated and loving than Carroll was to his Marie. He was also proceeded in death by 12 siblings, his 2 infant daughters, his son-in-law Craig Forehand, his infant grandson Paul Forehand and granddaughter Beth Birr.

Carroll is survived by his 9 children and families; Allen & Connie Willems, Two Rivers; Jim & Mary Michiels, Green Bay; Lois & Jonny McKinny, Florida; Steve & Kathy Willems, Marshfield; Theresa & Jon Arneson, Ashland; Lisa & Dan Gorr, Green Bay; Nora Morris & Al Calewarts, Green Bay; Wayne & Jenni Willems, Green Bay; Glen & Leslie Willems, De Pere; 22 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren. He also is survided by sister in-laws Dorthy May Willems and Linda DeKelver.

After serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany durying WWII, Carroll pursued a career in accounting with Auto Dealers and Home Builders. He was a life long member of St. Francis Church, De Pere. Carrolls quick wit, sense of humor and grateful attitude will live on forever. His love for God, his wife and children will be his heritage, and his smile brought joy to all who knew him.

Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church 4805 Sportsman Dr. De Pere after 12:00PM Monday November 5, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00PM with Fr. Richard Getchel officiating, burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send condolences. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.


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Visitation

Monday

5

Nov

12:00 PM 11/5/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/5/2018 3:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Community - De Pere

4806 Sportman Dr
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Mary Catholic Community - De Pere
4806 Sportman Dr De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Service

Monday

5

Nov

3:00 PM 11/5/2018 3:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Community - De Pere

4806 Sportman Dr
De Pere, WI 54115

St. Mary Catholic Community - De Pere
4806 Sportman Dr De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

6

Nov

10:30 AM 11/6/2018 10:30:00 AM
Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum

2121 Riverside Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
2121 Riverside Dr. Green Bay 54301 WI
United States
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