Dolores Tannehill, 90
July 22, 1927 ó Dec. 7, 2017
Dolores (Dolly) Tannehill, 90, of West Bend, went to her eternal reward
Thursday, Dec. 7, after a brief time at The Kathy Hospice. Born in
Chicago on July 22, 1927, to Clarence John French and Julia Margaret
Yost, she attended schools in Chicago and ultimately received a
bachelorís degree from Mount St. Scholastica (now Benedictine College)
in Atchison, Kansas. There, she met Robert (Bob) Tannehill of Kansas
City, whom she married in 1949.
Dolly, as she was known to one and all, developed an early interest in
travel when, as a young college student, she traveled to pre-Castro
Havana, Cuba, to study Spanish for a semester. The travel bug took to
her to most of the states in the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska.
During her life, she would make her way to China, Japan, Egypt, Israel,
England, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Italy.
Her love of animals took her (in her 80s) to the Arctic Circle to see
the polar bears in the wild, and to Africa on safari. She took many
cruises with friends and family, including her 50th Wedding Anniversary
Celebration with Bob in the Caribbean. She loved to camp, and trailered
at Harbor Village in Door County until her final year.
Dolly enjoyed multiple careers during her life. Starting as a legal
secretary in Chicago, she would venture into marketing for restaurants
and management of shopping malls. Her interest in clubs, community and
charities led her to participate in many organizations like The Red
Cross, The Red Hat Society, The Wisconsin Extension Homemakers, HCE
(Wisconsin Association for Home & Community Education), The Sweet
Adelines, Elderhostel (now Road Scholar), Wisconsin Bookworms, and many
Dolly is survived by two sons, Kevin Tannehill and his wife Karen of
Hollywood, California, and Scott Tannehill and his wife Jenny King of
Scottsdale, Arizona; and three grandchildren, including Caitlin Woolley
and husband James of Westminster, Maryland, Joseph Tannehill of Los
Angeles, and Sophia Tannehill of Scottsdale, California. She is also
survived by her beloved cat, Patches.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at St. Frances Cabrini
Church of West Bend followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., with
the Rev. Nathan Reesman officiating. Interment will follow the next day
at Winneconne Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated in lieu of flowers to the charity of your
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: