Obituary: James John Willett

March 15, 1990 ~ Jan. 29, 2024

James “Jimmy” John Willett, 33, of Sturgeon Bay, previously of De Pere, died peacefully at home with his parents by his side on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.

He was born March 15, 1990 in Green Bay, son of James Robert and Teresa Mary (Hanaway) Willett. Jimmy attended Syble Hopp School for several years, where he graduated and obtained his diploma in 2011. After graduation, he went to Aspiro for a couple years before transitioning to the CP Adult Day Program, which he enjoyed and spent many years there. He enjoyed country music, comedy movies, and puzzles.

Jimmy will be missed by his parents, James and Teresa “Terry” Willett; siblings, Jamie Willett and Robert (Kate) Willett; nieces and nephews, Arlo and Otis Willett and Alice and Aida Willett; and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Rita Willett; maternal grandparents, James and Catherine Hanaway; uncle, James Hanaway; and aunt, Janet Hanaway.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (1414 Shawano Ave, Green Bay WI 54303) on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at 12:30 pm.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday at the church from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jacqueline, Cher, and the Compassus Hospice team, as well as all the special needs teachers who helped Jimmy along the way.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jimmy’s memory to Syble Hopp School (755 Scheuring Rd, De Pere, WI 54115) or CP Adult Day Services (

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Willett family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jimmy may be shared with his family through his tribute page at