Tulloch served on boards
Ann Brennecke Tulloch is remembered for her dedication to organizations that serve people with disabilities. Tulloch died in late 2019 after a struggle with cancer. She was 74 and lived in Vadnais Heights.
A native of Marshalltown, IA, Tulloch graduated from Southern Methodist University and later pursued a degree in physical therapy at the University of Iowa. She met her husband, Dr. John Tulloch, while working at the Mayo Clinic.
Through her son Robb, she became involved in Northeast Residence. It is a non-profit that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. She was on the Northeast Residence board for many years and was instrumental in its development.
Tulloch was also very concerned about the needs in the mental health community and served on the board of the mental health services organization People Incorporated. She and her family were also involved in a group that hosted visitors from around the world.
Tulloch is survived by her husband, her sons, a step-son, mother, sister, brother and their families. Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to Northeast Residence or People Incorporated.
Sipkins founded group homes
Dorothy Goodman Sipkins is remembered for her role in founding group homes for people with disabilities. Sipkins died last month after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92 and was a lifelong Twin Cities resident.
After receiving degrees from the University of Minnesota in psychology and education in 1959, she taught at and directed the Temple Israel preschool. She was one of the founders of the Minnesota Jewish Group Homes, a Twin Cities residential nonprofit for disabled persons, and served as president of its board. She took on other roles with the organization.
Sipkins was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by a son and daughter and their families. Services have been held.