Dorothy Tamminen

Obituary of Dorothy J. Tamminen

Dorothy J. Tamminen, age 93, of Apple Valley, MN died Monday, August 2, 2021. Dorothy was born July 22, 1928 in Hibbing, MN to Anders and Helmi Hendrickson. She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1946 and graduated from Soumi College in Hancock, Michigan. She married Carl A. Tamminen in 1948. She worked as a legal secretary in Houghton, MI, an executive secretary at the Student Counseling Bureau, U of MN and after she moved to Oak Park, IL, she worked as an executive secretary and administrative assistant to the Board of Trustees at Triton College, River Grove, IL. She later owned and operated a Hardware Hank in Keewatin, MN and a Midnight Sun store in Hibbing, MN. She served as President of Oak Park/River Forest, IL League of Women Voters and as Commissioner of the Human Relations Commission of Oak Park, IL. Dorothy was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in West St Paul. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and visiting with family and friends. Dorothy is survived by her son, David (Lisa) Tamminen; grandchildren, Ryan Macey, Alyssa Macey, Ashley (Brad) Willis, and Derek Tamminen; great-grandsons, Brody Willis and Bryer Willis; son-in-law, Robert Macey; sister-in-law, Audrey Hendrickson; sisters/brothers-in-law, Joyce and Don Besser, Jean and Gary Terrio, Debbie Jahn and John Tamminen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; son, Mark; daughter, Carla Macey; and brother, Russell Hendrickson. Memorial Service 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 6th at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St., West St. Paul, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Memorial Service 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 6th at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St., West St. Paul, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church.
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