Colleen Dreesen, age 77 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in the St Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Dan Kollars, Rolly Kollars, Rick Kollars, Joe Kollars, Doug Kollars, Don Dreesen, Matt "Chip" Dreesen and Kevin Brummer.
Colleen was born on March 12, 1938 at Crofton, Nebraska, to Dalph Eugene and Odelia Agnes (Meyer) Kollars. She grew up in the Crofton area and graduated from Crofton High School in 1956. Colleen married Darrell Dreesen on April 16, 1958 at Crofton. They farmed northeast of Hartington and Colleen worked several years at Buchanan Drug Store in Hartington until she began her family.
She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Guild, Christian Mothers and a charismatic prayer group. She made a Cursillo weekend and had an hour of perpetual adoration for many years. Her faith was very important to her. Colleen liked playing cards and belonged to the Spring Valley Card Club. She enjoyed working all types of puzzles but most importantly she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Colleen is survived by her husband, Darrell of Hartington; 2 children, Scott Dreesen of Hartington, Lori Dreesen and her fiance, Bob Sohm, of Sioux City, Iowa; a grandson, Danny Dreesen and his wife Amanda of Grand Junction, Colorado; 10 siblings and their spouses, Maxine Steffen of Crofton; Maureen and Tony Wesseln of Norfolk, Nebraska; Kay and Paul Steffen of Hartington; Sherry and Roger Wortmann of Hartington; Dan and Marce Kollars of Hartington; Rolly and Maxine Kollars of Crofton; Rick and Cindy Kollars of Lincoln, Nebraska; Joe and Cindy Kollars of Crofton; Roxanne and Bob Boeckman of Norfolk; Doug and Ann Kollars of Norfolk and a brother-in law, Rick Friedrichsen of Norfolk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dalph and Odelia Kollars, a brother, Delver Kollars and a sister, Melbe Friedrichsen.
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My heart goes out to all
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Kollars family. My prayers and support are with all of you.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
My sympathy to your family. You will be missed dearly. You were a important part of my life growing up. God bless your family and be with them in this time.
I just would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Darrell, Scott, Lori and families. Aunt Colleen holds a special place in all our hearts. I remember one of my earliest memories of going to the farm and Colleen showing us the "telephone" they had in the barn! I remember thinking "wow a PHONE in the barn!!" I remember at Lori's high school graduation that someone put a tank of gasoline under the gift table and there was no card or any idea of who gave that gasoline. I wonder today if she ever did know who gave her that tank of gas. ??? ( I now wonder if I have this memory right? haha)
Aunt Colleen set a wonderful example of the true meaning of faith and family! She will be missed dearly!
Kim Wesseln-Rozeboom (Maureen's Daughter)
OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES AND OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF COLLEEN. SHE WAS QUITE A LADY AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
MARCIA & BOB RISSLER
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