Matthew “Matt” Willette, age 16, of Gladstone passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, June 21, 2010.
Matthew was born April 19, 1994 in Escanaba the son of Paul and Marcia (Popour) Willette Jr. He was currently a student at the Escanaba High School. Matthew was a very kind and loving young man who touched the lives of many people. He was a very caring and loving son, brother, and friend. He enjoyed video games, music, hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, track, and football. He also enjoyed many internet activities. He was never far from a T.V. if a Lion’s game was on. He was also an avid Red Wings, Tigers and Michigan Wolverines fan. He enjoyed anything that got him outside and was a very free spirit. He will be dearly missed by all the lives he enriched.
Matthew is survived by:
His father, Paul (Katrina) Willette Jr. of Gladstone
His mother, Marcia Willette of Marinette, WI
5 brothers, Paul Willette III and Christopher Cole of Marinette, WI; Bryce Ford, Octavius Needles, and Brendan Willette, all of Gladstone
3 sisters, Jillian Willette of Escanaba; Annalisa Ford and Chloe Ford of Gladstone
Maternal Grandparents, Steven (Denise) Popour of Menominee, MI; Alice (Mike) Popour of Holly Hills, FL
Paternal Grandparents, Charmaine (Peter) Ellis of Marquette
Maternal Great Grandmother, Carol (the late Clyde) Fisher of Florida
Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Close Family Friends
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul Willette Sr in 1993 and his paternal great grandfather, Julius Willette.
The Willette family will receive friends on Saturday, June 26 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at theSkradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. A luncheon will immediately follow and will be announced at the completion of funeral services. Matthew will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Matthew’s name may be directed to the family for a charity of their choosing.