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Helen Dressen

May 26, 1929 — April 22, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial for Helen F. Dressen, 86, Winnebago, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Winnebago with Father Peter Klein officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery. Helen died on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the United Hospital District-Blue Earth. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5-7:00 pm at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, Winnebago and one hour before the services in the church. Helen Frances Martini was born on May 26, 1929 in Ellsworth, MN to Stephen and Dagmar (Anderson) Martini. She moved to a farm near Arco, MN as a young child. She attended country school in Arco, MN and high school in Tyler, MN. She was united in marriage to Arthur Dressen on February 22, 1947 in Tyler, MN. They moved to New Ulm, MN in 1948. In 1953 they moved to Winnebago where they started Art’s Standard Service. Helen was a wife, homemaker and mother to 5 children. She was a very active volunteer with numerous organizations. Helen was a great cook and was known for her chocolate chip cookies. She loved cards, travel, music, dancing, kids, dogs and giving out hugs. Helen is survived by her five children, Linda (Robert) Schmid, Sioux Falls, SD, Kavin (Diann), Albert Lea, MN, Charles (Kathy) Dressen, Winnebago, Teresa Benschoter, Greely, CO, James (Barb) Dressen; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Elaine Dressen, Arco, MN and nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur and one brother, Fabian Martini. www.SpencerOwen.com
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