THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Isabel L. Paquette
Issue Date: April 30, 2014
Isabel L. Paquette, 93, of Marinette, passed away on Thursday, April 24 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
Born Oct. 4, 1920, to Charles and Isabel (Weil) Johnson in Norway, she came to the United States with her family at age nine and lived in Milwaukee where she and her sister, Esther had their own radio show. On Sept. 19, 1942, she married Clifford Paquette in Milwaukee and he preceded her in death in October of 2002. She worked at Allis-Chalmers during World War II. The couple purchased a farm in the Town of Grover in 1957 and she also worked as a cook at the Hotel Menominee.
A member of First United Methodist Church Marinette, she was also a member and former president of the Harmony Homemakers Club. The most important things in her life were her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed baking, knitting, singing, playing the organ and could play any instrument by ear. A caring person, she always put the needs of others before her own. She had a quick wit and enjoyed making people smile.
Among survivors are a son, Ken (Janice) Paquette, of Porterfield; a daughter, Joy (Mike) Hinterberg, of Marinette; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Denny; three sisters, Eleanor, Josephine, and Esther.
Friends called on Sunday, April 27 from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 4 p.m. at Thielen Funeral Home.