Catherine Tammenga

Catherine A Tammenga

1939 - 2018

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Obituary of Catherine A Tammenga

Catherine A. Tammenga, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Premier Estates in Muscatine.  Cremation rites have been facilitated by the FCS Life Transition and Cremation Center, located within Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.   No visitation or services will be held.  Private inurnment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Catherine’s name.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Catherine’s family and the arrangements.


Catherine Ann Johnson was born on March 29, 1939 in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of William B and Alberta (Lutz) Johnson.  She was a 1958 graduate of Muscatine High School.  On June 10, 1978, Catherine was united in marriage to Jerry Tammenga in Muscatine.  She owned and operated Cathy’s Beauty Shop for over 50 years.  Catherine was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, AARP and Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and loved collecting. 


Catherine will be missed by her sister, Margo (Melvin) Behrend of Muscatine; niece, LuAnn (Jimmy) Kerr and her three sons, Jesse, Chase and Tanner; and nephew, Jeremy Behrend. 


Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, William and Alberta Johnson  brother, Tony Johnson and her dog, Dink.