Barbara Joan Willett

July 1, 1949June 12, 2018


After a brief illness Barbara passed away at Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital on June 12, 2018. Barbara is survived by her husband Merrill of 32 years, sisters Patricia and Roberta, nieces Cathy and Liz as well as 5 grandnieces Audrey, Emily, Sofia, Celia and Ava.

Barbara spent her entire career helping others in the health care industry after earning her bachelor’s degree from Drake University. While working as a Medical Technologist she earned an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a Diplomat Laboratory Management from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists while working at the Detroit VA hospitals. Barbara retired from John J. Dingle VA Hospital in Detroit.

Barbara was a wonderful and loving wife and adored her five grandnieces. She will be greatly missed by all.

A private family wake will be held at a later date.

Donations to the American Diabetes Association in her name would be greatly appreciated.

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