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Dorothy R. Stanton

Dorothy R. Stanton

Dorothy (Stranen) Stanton, age 100 of Menomonie, died Sunday November 22, 2020 at the Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie, WI.  Dorothy was born October 2, 1920 in Oshkosh, WI.  Daughter of Albert and Louise Stranen.  She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1938.  Upon graduating she worked as a telephone switchboard operator until she married. 

Dorothy married Robert (Bob) Stanton March 11, 1944 in El Paso, TX while Bob was stationed at Briggs Field.  Together Dorothy and Bob purchased the Greeley funeral home and ran it as the Stanton Funeral Home until retirement in 1986. 

Dorothy loved her pencil skirts, white blouses, high heels and red lipstick.  She and Bob loved to dance and play cribbage.  Dorothy enjoyed going to the Casino and spending time with family.

Dorothy is survived by two sons, Jerry (Jill) and Jeff (Kathy) Stanton both of Menomonie. Three daughters, Debbi (Gary) Delander of Fulsheer, TX, Cynth (Bill) Warner of Menomonie and Tricia (Brad) Turner of Spring Valley, WI; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Stanton of Eau Claire; 15 grandchildren, Dawn Wurst, Jennifer Daniel, Heidi Hoilien, Damian Stanton, Jessica Wald, Brady Delander, Heather Clementi,  Jeff and Laura Warner, Adam, Lucas and Cody Stanton, Josh and Brian Turner and Jamie Galgowski. 

27 great grandchildren,  Emily and Eric Wurst, Marin, John and Andrew Daniel, Caleb, Elliott, Jesse and Maya Hoilien, Zaliana, Kaverick and Huxley Stanton, Jamison and Delaney Wald, Christian and Brody Clementi, Mila Rud, Jack and Charlie Warner, Sloan Stanton, Brayden and Parker Turner, Harper, Raina and Amira Turner, McKenzie and Tatum Galgowski; a sister-in-law, Marianne Stanton.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, Robert Stanton, Infant daughter Jennifer Mary and a son, Robert (Bobby) Stanton.  Two sisters Millie Buttles and Florence Dinger. 

In lieu of flowers, Dorothy loved animals, so any memorials can be made to the Dunn County Humane Society.  

Due to covid 19, the family will be having a private family service at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, with hopes to have a celebration of life at a later date.


  1. Lew and Betty Cran

    So sorry Cindy for your loss! You were so much involved in her life. Prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Anne Schleusner

    Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Your parents were well known in Menomonie and your Mom always looked SO classy. Doesn’t matter how old we are when parents pass, it’s always a huge loss. My sympathy to you and your whole family.

  3. Joy Miller Grossman

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. She was a nice lady. When we were young, your mom and dad used to go to dance club with my parents. You have been blessed to have her for so many years. Joy Grossman

  4. Dorothy Shannon

    I got to know Dorothy When I worked at GaryT'S
    Her Bob came in for breakfast almost everyday Always enjoyed visiting with them My sympathy to the family Dorothy Shannon

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