Tammy Ann Rathke was born on June 2, 1967, in Tecumseh, Michigan. She was one of three children born from the union of Bernard and Ann (Cowen) Rathke. Tammy would attend and graduate from Dundee High School with the class of 1986. After graduation, Tammy would pursue a career as a cosmetologist. “Doing” hair was her passion and she would remain self-employed doing just that for thirty-four years.
Sporting a green thumb, not only would Tammy successfully plant and cultivate a vegetable garden annually, but she would also take on the task of canning her harvests for future enjoyment. Among her many talents was interior decorating. It was said that Tammy could make any room look magazine worthy.
Tammy could often be found posting inspirational quotes and sayings on her Facebook page. Those who read Tammy’s daily postings were in awe of her positivity and optimistic outlook, despite her own grim diagnosis. On many occasions, the words of encouragement Tammy published online were of immense encouragement to others. She in turn received her own strength from the great feedback and support from those who kept up with her social media account. Tammy could always be seen wearing a smile, no matter what was happening in her life personally.
Tammy Ann Sieler, age 54, of Jerome, Michigan passed away at 8:49am at her home on Thursday; September 2, 2021. Her passing was preceded by her brother: Greg Rathke and her brother-in-law: Kurtis Sieler.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her loving husband: Dean Sieler; her parents: Bernard and Ann Rathke; and one brother: Larry Rathke.
Friends may gather on Saturday; September 18, 2021, from 9:00am until 11:00am at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. A funeral service led by Brother Todd Rose a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness will officiate. Procession will follow to Maple Grove Cemetery in Dundee for inurnment.
Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com to leave words of inspiration and comfort or to share a photo.