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Loren A. Dressel

Loren A. Dressel

November 3, 2018

Loren A. Dressel, 76, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, unexpectedly at his home.

He was born November 23, 1941, in Sand Creek, the son of Joseph and Lillian (Peterson) Dressel. Loren graduated from Colfax Senior High School in 1959 and entered the U.S. Army. He served as a Military Police Officer until his honorable discharge in 1962.

He moved to Minneapolis, MN, where he attended Dunwoody College of Technology and obtained A.A.S. in Tool & Die. He worked for Uniroyal in Eau Claire and Fort Wayne, IN, for 31 years.

On June 29, 1963, Loren married Clara Kriegler at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley where they were long-time members.

Loren loved to attend sporting events for his children and grandchildren. His greatest love was cooking and feeding family & friends.

He is survived by wife of 55 years, Clara; four children, Mike (Pam) Dressel, Mark (Sharon) Dressel, Shelly (Kevin) Albricht, and Lori Trowbridge; grandchildren, Preston, Forest (Brittany), Nick (Katie), Samantha (Jon), Miranda, Sloane (Josh), Lexi (Josh), and Camrin; five great-grandchildren, Chase, Maverick, Jentry, Maisy, and Stella; his siblings, Joseph (Audrey) Dressel, Ione Labs, Ralph (Kathy) Dressel, Betty (Terry) Ellis; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws, Mike and Agnes Kriegler.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Father Victor Feltes celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer and again Friday from 10-11 a.m. at church. A Christian Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors rendered by the Colfax American Legion will be private at a later date in the church cemetery.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


4-7 p.m.Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Visitation will also take place from 10-11 a.m. Friday November 9 at the church.


11 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 1 p.m. Thursday.


  • Darcy and Gary Hover We want you to know we are thinking of you all during this difficult time, so sorry for your loss.

    November 7 at 8:47am

  • Nancy Lou Meyers and Darwin R. Meyers Joe, Audrey and all of you please know that our hearts are with you and that we pray that your memories will sustain you through this difficult time. God will watch over all of you and bring you peace knowing that you are sure that Loren is with Him in loving arms. Loving thoughts are with you from Darwin and me.

    November 6 at 4:48pm

  • Loret and Kevin Retzloff Thoughts and prayers for the Dressel family.

    November 6 at 4:33pm

  • Traci Dressel Dear family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with.
    Loren is in heaven with my dad, Dave Dressel. Deepest sympathy
    Love to all

    November 6 at 12:33PM

  • Susan Kressin Azzara Dearest Dressel Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Laurens passing. What a sad time for all of you. Our hearts are heavy . A special prayer for you !!

    With Warm Thoughts,
    Susan Kressin , Vern and Gerry Ann.

    November 6 at 9:58AM

  • Nancy Luer Dear Dressel Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss...I will keep you all in my prayers...
    Nancy Luer

    November 6 at 3:05AM

  • Ken and Jane Ash So sorry for your loss.
    We have only known him a short time but he was such a nice man.

    November 5 at 8:39PM

  • Ann Brunner My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

    November 5 at 3:27PM

  • Monique So very sorry to hear of Loren’a passing. What a wonderful man he was. So many great memories of him that I will live within me.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Much love,


    November 5 at 9:42AM

  • Kathy Rieder So, so sorry to hear of Loren's passing. What a shock! All of your family are in my prayers.

    November 5 at 9:20AM

  • Gary and Cheryl Please accept our sincere sympathy on Lorens passing. A great guy and friend, God Bless your family
    Gary and Cheryl Stene

    November 4 at 9:29PM

  • Kim & Dean Logslett We are so very sorry for your loss. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers!❤️

    November 4 at 6:41PM

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