Obit: Cattanach, Dorothy Faye #2 (1934 - 2009) 


Contact: Dolores Kenyon



Surnames: Cattanach, Dietrich, Hiles, Sills, Ott, Suhr, Spaete, Love, Alexa, Erickson, Kayhart, Mathison  


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 10, 2009 


Cattanach, Dorothy Faye (27 October 1934 - 3 June 2009) 


Dorothy Cattanach, 74, of Granton died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. 


Dorothy Faye Hiles was born Oct. 27, 1934, at home in the Town of Grant, the daughter of Robert and Anida (Dietrich) Hiles.  She graduated from Granton High School in 1952 and then attended  State College in Whitewater, graduating in 1956 with a degree in teaching.  She was united in marriage to Eugene D. Cattanach Aug. 11, 1956, at the Zion American Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Grant. After they were married, Eugene farmed in the Town of Fremont and Dorothy taught business classes for a few years at the Granton, Pittsville and Loyal School districts and for many years at the Marshfield Senior High School. She retired from teaching in the mid-1970s. 


One of Dorothy’s greatest joys was teaching in the Good News Club, which she started in her home and later moved to the Granton Municipal Building. She was a member of and active in the Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, serving as a deaconess, a Sunday school superintendent and on the Mission Committee. 


Dorothy was an avid gardener.  She loved her flowers and also enjoyed helping with the maple syrup in the spring. 


She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three children, Evan Cattanach of Granton, Lisa (Dan) Sills of Elk River, MN, and Lauri (Jeff) Ott of Chili; eight grandchildren, Erin, Kristen, Miriam, Curtis, Samuel, Jeremiah, Melissa and Laura; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Beverly (Don) Suhr of Homewood, IL, and Gloria (Paul) Spaete of Columbus; a brother, Walter Hiles of Granton and numerous nieces and nephews. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ramona and Marsha; two brothers, James and Wallace; and two infant sisters. 

Funeral services for Dorothy were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood with Pastor Rob Love officiating.  Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Interment was in the Town of Grant Cemetery. 


Casketbearers were: Pete Alexa, Tim Erickson, Paul Kayhart, Ed Mathison, Jeff Ott and Dan Sills. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). 


Online condolences may be made at  


The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Dorothy’s family with funeral arrangements. 



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