LOUIS A. WILLETTE Obituary | Canale Tonella Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Feb 27, 1949 - May 30, 2022


February 27, 1949 - May 30, 2022


Louis A. Willette, 74, of Gwinn, passed away at his home on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Louis was born on February 27, 1949 in Ishpeming to Louis and Antoinette (Barbiere) Willette. He was a 1967 graduate of Gwinn High School. After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1972.

Louis married the former Melody K. Mains on August 17, 1973.

Louis started his employment at his uncle's grocery store known as Northland Associated Grocers in Gwinn. From there he had many years as a civil servant at the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base and also with American Eagle Airlines.

He was a lifetime member of the Gwinn VFW #5670 and in his younger years, grew up attending St. Anthony Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors and doing yardwork, he also liked to go fishing.

Louis is survived by his wife, Melody Willette of Gwinn; son, Scott Willette of Marquette; mother, Toni Willette of Gwinn; and father-in-law, Marvin Mains of Marquette. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Willette.

A private family graveside service will be held.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Willette family where memories and condolences may be shared at

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