Dorothy “Dotti” A. (Bullock) Denne, 74, of Huron, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2012, in Parkvue Healthcare Center, Sandusky.
Dotti was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Cleveland, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy L. (Pontius) Bullock. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Huron.
Dotti graduated from Fairview Park High School in Fairview Park, Ohio. She was employed by NASA of Cleveland, Ohio Department of Natural Resources — Division of Wildlife, Sandusky, and owned and operated “Letters and Things,” a secretarial service. Her typing services were acknowledged in the publication of the book, Erie County Ohio Cemetery Census Before 1909.
Dotti loved music and spent decades performing with The Firelands Chorus in Sandusky where she also was known as the bass singer of the Barbershop Quartet, “The Quartertones.” Aside from her love for singing, she directed the BGSU Firelands Pageant — a preliminary pageant to Miss Ohio — as well as being involved as a hostess to the Miss Ohio Pageant. Dotti also directed the Huron Water Festival Pageant for many years. She was known for her talents and creativity as well as her love for spending time with her family.
Dotti is survived by her husband, Gary Denne, whom she married June 28, 1958; three daughters, Diane Woodruff and Ellen (Dale) Coffman, of Sandusky, and Lynda (Ryan) Adkins, of Vermilion. She has five grandchildren, Michael (Elana) Walton, Jessica Woodruff, Kelli (Brandon) Lottman and Joey and Rachel Adkins, and one great-grandson, Ethan Walton.
Friends may call 4-8p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 11a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Rev. Jeffery P. Sikorski and Chaplain Melvin M. Sayler will officiate. Burial will follow at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, OH 44839 or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.