Dorothy Margaret Leannah, 70, of Sheboygan, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 following a long battle with cancer, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. She was born April 8, 1951 in Sparta to the late George and Margaret (Schultz) Semann. Dorothy graduated from Brookwood High School.
On August 14, 1981 she was united in marriage to Robert Leannah at St. John the Baptist Summit Ridge in Norwalk. Dorothy loved children and was a nanny for many years.
Dorothy enjoyed crocheting and cooking. She loved to travel, a few of her most cherished trips were to Canada with her husband Robert, Alaska with her son Daniel, to South Carolina with her daughter Tamara, and going out West with her mother. She also had a passion for nature and wildlife, enjoyed fishing and loved to garden. Her family was her pride and joy, she loved spending time with them creating lasting memories and being “grandma” to everyone.
Dorothy was a treasured wife to Robert, devoted mother to Scott (Virginia) Leannah of Milwaukee, Kevin Leannah of Stevens Point, Tamara (Paul) Schultz of Sheboygan, and Daniel (Fiancée Penny Hinz) Leannah of Sheboygan, beloved grandma to Abigail and Madeline Pocian, Mia Leannah, and Brittain and Lane Cole; special grandchildren, Hailey and Benjamin Van Stelle, and Kayla, Anika, and Elise Engelsma, cherished sister to Anita (Robert) Schjerven of Dallas, TX, William (Valerie) Semann of Norwalk, Don ( Karen) Semann of Sparta, and Mary (Dan) Urbanek, she is further loved and missed by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her faithful companion Zeus.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and twin brothers, John and Jerome Semann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2133 N. 22nd St., Sheboygan, with Rev. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM at the CHURCH. If you are unable to attend the service, it will be livestreamed on Dorothy’s obituary page on the funeral home website.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Dorothy’s name.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Tobin, the Dr.s and staff of the Cancer Center at Froedtert, the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, and all Dorothy’s family and friends for their care, compassion and support.