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Paul Wallace Willette

Paul Wallace Willette, age 42, of Litchfield, died, Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Meeker County Community Homes in Litchfield.

He was born May 1, 1965 at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, the son of Wallace and Dolores (Kuehl) Willette. Paul grew up in the Dassel area and was baptized and confirmed at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

In 1986, Paul graduated from the Litchfield High School.

A hard worker, Paul delivered the Litchfield Advertiser for three years. He later went to work at Proworks in Litchfield.

Paul was a gentle soul who loved to spend time at his church and rarely missed Sunday services. He enjoyed paging through newspapers and magazines, and was especially fond of the many dogs that the family owned over the years. He will be deeply missed by family and the many friends that he had made over the years.

Paul is survived by his parents, Wallace and Dolores Willette of Litchfield; his sister, Suzanne Ahlbrecht of Litchfield; brother-in-law Allen Ahlbrecht of Hector; nieces and nephews, Laurel Ahlbrecht, Rebecca Ahlbrecht, and Allen J. Ahlbrecht; two grandnieces, Aleisha and Samantha; and one grandnephew, Daniel.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A funeral service took place Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment was at the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Visitation was Saturday evening, May 19 from 5 to 8:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Sunday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

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