DOROTHY ELAINE MANTEY,
92, of Cass City died peacefully, Friday, December 11, 2020 in Northwood Meadows Assisted Living Medical Care Unit, Cass City. She was born June 7, 1928 in Cass City, the first child born to Charles Luke and Evelyn D. (Doerr) Tuckey. She married Carl Edward Mantey March 4, 1950 in Salem United Methodist Church, Cass City. He died August 27, 2008.
Dorothy graduated from Cass City High School in 1946 and Saginaw General School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as a registered nurse for several hospitals and doctor’s offices. Dorothy organized the candy stripers at Caro Community Hospital and was involved in many area health boards. She was a charter member of the Tuscola County Mental Health Board and served as Vice President of the 14 County Council. Dorothy was awarded Citizen of the Week by WKYO on June 15, 1974 and Caro Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1983. She was crowned the 1949 Tuscola County Bean Queen, where she first met Carl. Dorothy was a member of Cass City United Methodist Church. She was an avid painter, particularly on china and using watercolors. Dorothy and Carl traveled extensively to all fifty states and all over the world. Above all, she loved her family and was proud of every one of them.
Dorothy is survived by her sons: Charles (Mary Jo) Mantey of Pt. Austin; James (Anita) Mantey of Greenville; seven grandchildren: Katie Carter, Becky Mantey, Timothy (Nicole) Mantey, Andrew (Lori) Johnson, Kimberly Johnson, Erin (Chris) Winkler, Jason (Elise) Mantey; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers: Charles (Iris) Tuckey of Cass City, Dr. Donald (Kathlyn) Tuckey of Frankenmuth, William (Sylvia) Tuckey of Cass City, Roy (Kathleen) Tuckey of Cass City; sister, Eunice Kaufman of Cass City; sisters-in-law: Barbara Tuckey of Cass City; Delores Tuckey of Cass City; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Pamela Ann Mantey; brothers: JD Tuckey, Robert Tuckey; brother-in-law: Donald Kaufman; in laws: Edgar (Rose) Mantey, Leslie (Crystal) Hegman, Glen (Anne) Tinker, Glen (Frances) Alles.
Private family committal service held in Indianfields Township Cemetery, Caro with Rev. Bob Demyanovich of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held later when we can all gather safely. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church or Compassus Hospice of Cass City. Friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
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