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Gregory J. Willett

December 27, 1947 - March 3, 2023
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Geisen Funeral Home
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Bettina and Stefan Leps
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Mariele Leps
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Saturday 3/11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Saturday 3/11, 12:00 pm

Gregory J. Willett, age 75, of St. John, IN, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. Gregory is survived by his wife, Walda Louis Willett (nee Ebert); children: Jeremy (Jennifer) Willett, Amanda (Jeffrey) Alesi; grandsons: Avery, Christian, Owen, and Alexander; and his brothers: Patrick (Verla) Willett, Robert (Joyce Stull) Willett, Joseph (Sun) Willett. Gregory wasContinue Reading

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Monica Willett left a message on April 12, 2023:
I think about and miss Uncle Greg every single day. His laugh, his smarts, his sparkling eyes and smile, the way he looked at Wally, his unwavering devotion and dedication to his family (and UK Sports!)...all memories to cherish. He was a rare and wonderful human, always trying to find the good in everyone, while still being realistic in classic Willett fashion. I remember shortly after Avery was born he visited Lexington and I helped him hunt for a UK Logo bucket hat for his new grandson. The way he beamed when telling clerks he was looking for something for his first grandson was just magical to witness. Even when his kids and grandkids weren't with him, they were the front of his mind and his most cherished thought. He was also always putting in so much effort to keep up with extended family even as we spread across the country. No matter how uneventful my life had been recently, anytime we spoke, he listened with rapt attention because he truly cared so much for all of us and what we were up to. I see some much of Greg in Amanda and Jeremy, which is probably why they are such wonderful fantastic likeable people. I am so thankful and blessed to have had an Uncle like Greg and will be forever grateful to have known him. Sending my love and hugs every day to Wally, Jer, Amanda, Jennifer, Jeff, Avery, Christian, Owen, Alex and all who knew and loved Greg.
Rob Nevitt and Donna Portner left a message on March 9, 2023:
Greg was always a special member of the Nevitt family., and he will be so missed. It was so fun having Greg spend the summer with us in Wheaton when I was growing up, and seeing him when he and Wally often visited my parents. Although I didn't get to know Greg as well as my sister Carole, it was obvious that he was a truly kind soul who made the world a better place. Our hearts are broken by his loss.
Bettina and Stefan Leps left a message on March 9, 2023:
We are very sorry for your loss and thinking about you and your family, wishing you comfort and peace in this time of grief. With condolence Bettina and Stefan Leps
Mariele Leps left a message on March 8, 2023:
Rest in Peace. Thank you for everything but especially all the wonderful trips to Brown County, I will always remember those. <3
Vicky Ebert left a message on March 7, 2023:
To “Whatever Do You Mean, Gregory”… RIP Dear Friend and know you are loved and will be truly missed❤️? Love, Vic, TWE and Liesel XXXOOO
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Connie Rizo left a message on March 7, 2023:
Amanda and Jeff: Please accept my deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one so dear is a challenging time. Praying that those near and dear surround you at this time and that the knowledge of knowing others care for you help you through this time of mourning. - Connie Rizo
Jen Willett left a message on March 7, 2023:
In memory of Gregory J. Willett, Jen Willett lit a candle
Tom Bussey left a message on March 7, 2023:
Enjoyed many train rides to and from downtown with Greg over the years. He certainly loved his family. Grandchildren were always a favorite topic of our conversations. Glad he made the trip to SC a few years ago for a visit and a couple of rounds of golf. We will certainly miss him.
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gordon rundle left a message on March 6, 2023:
So sorry for your loss you guys. Greg was always a gentleman and always a friendly person who I enjoyed being around and talking with.
Owen Willett left a message on March 6, 2023:
Owen Willett (Greg's grandson) wants to leave a message: Owen says "Goodbye Opa. I love you very much. I look forward to seeing you again someday. I miss you very much."
Rachel Kucera left a message on March 6, 2023:
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Willett so well from softball trips. He was so much fun when I was there stuck to watch the games. He will be missed.
Joann Skvarek Banvich +Allen Banvich left a message on March 6, 2023:
Greg and Wally and their children closed on the purchase of The family home on the same day as we did in Dyer. Because everyone was busy with their own lives between work and other activities we only began to spend valued retiree time in our driveway along with several other retiree men. This went on for close to 9 years and when Greg and Wally moved we missed them dearly. We are so sorry for the loss of such a fine , gentle man. He surely is missed. Joann and Allen
Bruce & Linda Alesi left a message on March 6, 2023:
Walda, Jeremy, Amanda, Jen and Jeff, we extend our deepest sympathy and pray you will stay strong and remember all of the wonderful times you had in life because of Greg. We loved Greg and will miss him greatly. Lord, we ask that you welcome Greg to your kingdom and bring him close to you and your love. Greg was a good and patient man. I know we will meet again.
Michael Willett left a message on March 6, 2023:
The thirteen Willett double cousins made a large and tight knit family growing up in Lexington, KY. The nine of us who survive have a host of sweet memories of Greg. He will be missed by all of us as well as Wally, Jeremy, Amanda and family. God bless Greg and God bless us all.
The Travelers Family left a message on March 6, 2023:
Our hearts ache for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort knowing your family and friends are close by in this difficult time.
Gini Willett Reynolds left a message on March 6, 2023:
Greg was my double first cousin and our two families grew up together in Lexington living just blocks apart. In recent years Greg and I became close again in our shared responsibility as caregivers to our spouses. Greg was always cheerful and positive and encouraging whenever we talked. His love for Wally was steadfast and true and he never complained. He always said “ she is the same sweet girl I fell in love with.” He was an inspiration and model of Christian love to me. He will be greatly missed, but I am thankful and blessed to have known him.
Kerry Robinson left a message on March 6, 2023:
Our Hospice team offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gregory Willett. We offer our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.
Amy Wierzbicki left a message on March 6, 2023:
In memory of Gregory J. Willett, Amy Wierzbicki lit a candle
Stephen Willett left a message on March 6, 2023:
I’m saddened by Greg’s passing and treasure the memories of growing up together in Lexington. Although as adults we were separated by many miles I always looked forward to and enjoyed time with him at family gatherings. Greg was a very good man and I admired him. May God Bless Greg, Wally, their children, grandchildren and all who loved him.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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