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Velma Ellen Tanneberg

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Velma Ellen Tanneberg

February 6, 1929 ~ April 25, 2013

Velma Ellen Tanneberg, 84, died April 25, 2013, at Regency Manor in Chelan, WA, where she had resided for the past five months. She was surrounded by her family members at the time. Velma was born on February 6, 1929, to Cecil and Gladys Glessner in Waterville, WA, along with a twin, Thelma, who was also with her when she died. She married Sheldon Ray Tanneberg in 1947, and lived on their wheat ranch near Mansfield until 2005. She moved to Chelan after Sheldon passed in 2004. They had one son, Jason, who resides in East Wenatchee and he still farms the family wheat farm in Mansfield. Velma’s favorite pastime was baseball, as she was an avid fan. Through the 1970’s and early 80’s, the twins, Velma and Thelma, attended many World Series games together, venturing to wherever the Series was held. By themselves they tackled cities across the country, hailing down taxi cabs to get them to the ball park and back to their hotel. Their World Series Adventures took them to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and of course, New York. They often came home with their pictures taken with hall of fame players and many autographs. The twins were both residing at Regency Manor in Chelan for the past few months together and were happy to be able to reminisce about all the good times life had brought them with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sheldon; sister, Hazel Hansen; brother-in-law, Grover Collins; nephew, Grover Collins Jr.; brother-in-law, Jens Jr. Tanneberg; and sister-in-law, Bodell Miller. She is survived by son, Jason; daughter-in-law, JoAnn; sister, Thelma Collins; brother, Loren Glessner; granddaughters, Lindsay (John) and Whitney (Morgan), who she just adored; and great-grandchildren, Oakley and Tori, and Graham.

As per Velma’s wishes, No Services will be held. Services entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.

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