Obituary for Colleen C. Dressen

Colleen Claire Dressen, age 87, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee.

Colleen was born on March 26, 1932 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, the daughter of Maurice and Iva (Kinney) Gaffney. Colleen married Tony Dressen on September 5, 1953 in Belle Plaine. She worked for Midland Glass Company and then as a paraprofessional for Central Elementary School. Colleen enjoyed fishing and golfing and was proud to be Irish. She cherished all the time spent with her family.

Colleen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tony; children, Gregory (Angie) Dressen and Gwen (Mark) Valiant; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Johnson and Pat Fogarty; brother-in-law, Gene Dressen; other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Scott Dressen; brother, Kevin Gaffney.

Visitation Monday, May 20 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne in the Church of St. Mark, 350 S. Atwood St., Shakopee. Interment Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Parkinson's Foundation, Heart Fund or St. Mark's Catholic Church.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt 

Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee 952-445-2755


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