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In Memory of Frank Willette
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Frank was 75, and will be missed by the Troop.
Services for Frank were held at
St. Thomas Catholic Church
A few photos
Frank Willette - Old Goat Patrol, T-270
A great friend and supporter of Troop 270
Frank, Robert and Robin
Is Frank Getting the blame here?
Frank training for Northern Tier
Colorado River - 1999
|As the first Eagle Scout of troop 270, it was an honor and a privilege to call
Frank a Scouter and a friend. I first meet Frank at an O.A. camping trip and was
a member of Troop 129. I was only a Star Scout at the time and was starting to
get burned out. I was ready to give up the Scouting program when Frank invited
me to attend Troop 270's meeting. If it hadn't been for that chance meeting I
probably never would have accomplished what I did. He helped me learn about
geology, citizenship, and world history. He helped to form one of the lodge's
best ceremony teams which in turn won many honors and awards. There is no doubt
about his Scouting abilites and he knew what the true vision of Scouting was
about. He was always fun to be around and never spoke ill of anyone. I will miss
Frank a great deal and he will always have a place in my heart.
Francis A. Willette, Jr.
Francis “Frank” A. Willette, Jr. died Sunday, September 14,
2008 at his home on
Frank was born June 4, 1933 in
He attended the
He was in private practice until he moved to the
Having been an active Scout as a youth, he quickly joined
the Boy Scout program as an adult volunteer shortly after moving to the
He had always been politically involved and was an outspoken advocate about the superior benefits of the American governmental system, was committed to the belief that good citizenship is the most important aspect of patriotism. He pursued his scholarship in his retirement and always had a copy of the American Federalist Papers, one of the last books he re-read at his bedside, next to his bible. He was a participating member of the American Legion and was a life member of the Riverside Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.
A memorial service will be held at
He is survived by his four younger brothers, Jesse F.
Willette, an attorney practicing in