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Obituary for Everett Warren Follett

Everett Warren Follett, 88, of Oshkosh died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Mercy
Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 12,1929 in Oshkosh the son of the late Chester and Ida (Horton) Follett. He married Patricia Ziegenhagen on October 4,1952, in Oshkosh.
For ten years Everett was a sales representative with several manufacturers and
importers.
Everett then went on to work for Thill Manufacturing as a sales representative
and tool & die maker for several years. After Thill Manufacturing, he established
Precision Engineering. He also produced fiberglass canoes & duck skiffs.
Along with his wife Patricia operated Follett Fireworks for over 54 years.
They also owned and operated Winnebago Fisheries until the time of his
retirement 2 years ago.
After retiring he was happy to donate his time and service to helping the staff and
residents at Eastbrooke and Westbrooke Manor Assisted Living.
Everett enjoyed many years of adventure starting with obtaining his pilot's license
at the age of 16 from Steve Wittman, followed by years of speed boat racing, as
well as flying his seaplane into Canada for fishing expeditions. Everett enjoyed
many summers with his family and friends on his paddle wheel house boat on the
area waterways. Everett was also an avid gardener, fisherman, and hunter over
his many years.
Ev shared his love of the water, outdoors, and “up North” with his children. So many memories of family vacations in Northern Wisconsin. Ev taught his children to hunt, fish, trap, and run a set line. Many hours were spent on the water teaching his children to drive a boat and waterski.
Flying with him in his “Cessna” or his seaplane was always a thrill!
"Evie" also known as "The Fish-man" was an Emeritus member at the South Side
Ice Yacht Club, where he enjoyed spending time over-looking Lake Winnebago
with his many long- time friends.
He will be remembered by many for his quick wit and sense of humor.
Everett will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years Patricia. Everett is also
survived by his children Linda Follett Carlson, John Michael (Julie) Follett, Tammy
Follett-Kempf, Timothy (Valarie ) Follett, daughter in-law Debbie Follett. Along
with ten grandchildren: Paul (Jenny) Lohry, Eric Lohry, Brooke Spanbauer, David
(Beth) Follett, Elizabeth (Michael) Follett-Figueroa, Sarah (Andy) Eichhorn ,
Nicholas (Danielle Steinberg) Kempf, Cierra Follett, Hannah Follett, Clairissa
Follett. Along with 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. As well
as many close friends and relatives.
Everett was preceeded in death by his parents Chester & Ida Follett. Two sons,
Everett Daniel Follett and infant son Andrew Follett.
A funeral service for Everett will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1100 East Murdock Street, Oshkosh, Wl. Pastor
Karen Jewell officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from
Noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Everett's family would like to thank Dr. Karen Gremminger and Dr. Robert Weber
and their staffs for all their care and support.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Apr

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church

1100 E Murdock Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Service

Saturday

15

Apr

2:00 PM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church

1100 E Murdock Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery

1901 Algoma Bvld
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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