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Sylvia S.L. Tatu

May 23, 1913 January 6, 2011
Sylvia S.L. Tatu
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Sylvia S. Tatu, 97, resident of the United Pioneer Home in Luck, died Thursday, January 6, 2011.

She was born in Ironwood, MI in 1913, and later raised on a farm at Westboro with parents and eight siblings. She was married to Ervin Trantow of Rib Lake in 1929 and moved to St. Paul, MN. Sylvia worked at Gordon and Fergeson's and other sewing factories sewing on coats and other heavy garments.

In 1944, Sylvia and Ervin purchased Rest Point Resort on Bone Lake and owned it for 20 years enjoying the people who came many times. They worked in the St. Paul area in the winter months, then started going to Florida and found work there in the winter, cooking and sewing in clothing shops. After retirement, they spent winters in Ft. Myers and summers in their home on Bone Lake. After Ervin passed away, Sylvia still went to Florida and met Lyle Tatu from Harbour Heights, FL and married in 1990.

She was preceded in death by son, Leroy; parents; husbands, Ervin in 1983 and Lyle in 1997; eight siblings; infant grandsons, Erving and Gregory Trantow and grandson, Brent Trantow at age 21.

She is survived by her children, Marlyn (Gladys) Trantow and Arlene (Vern) Olson; six grandchildren, Debbie Trantow, Connie (Wally) Rich, April (Jason) Gehrman, Lynn (Duane) Rubner, Gale (Peter) Donlan and Dean (Sue) Olson; 12 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at Georgetown Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch following. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Georgetown Lutheran Church Building Fund, United Pioneer Home Building Fund or your favorite charity are preferred.

As information is updated it can be found on the following Web sites: and or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.

Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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