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Clara F. Dressel

Clara F. Dressel

January 2, 2019

Clara F. Dressel, 75, of Bloomer, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

She was born August 10, 1943, in Chicago, Il., the daughter of Michael and Agnes Kriegler. Clara graduated from Colfax Senior High School, and later married Loren Dressel on June 29, 1963, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.

Clara worked for several years in administration at Bremer Bank in Colfax & Menomonie from where she retired. She liked to attend her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, play bingo, as well as go camping with family and friends.

Clara is survived by 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; and one sister, Rosemary (Chuck) Stoffel of Elk Mound.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren; her parents; and sister, Helen Rokus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Fr. Victor Feltes officiating. Burial will be private in the spring at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at church. A Christian vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred to the church in Clara’s name.

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


4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home & from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.


11 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, 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. Friday, Jan 11.


  • Traci Dressel Im so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences are with you. You will remain in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

    January 11 at 5:23am

  • Patricia Heitkamp I am so sorry to hear of Clara's passing. I haven't seen her in a while we worked together for a few years. What a gracious lady. I always enjoyed working with her. She always talked about her family and how much she loved them all. I know you will miss her but remember she lives in all of you.

    January 8 at 7:53pm

  • Nancy Luer To all the Dressels especially Mike my old classmate, my sympathies go out to you and your family, my mom died earlier this year and it isn't easy...just try and think of the good memories...

    January 5 at 7:00pm

  • Helen J. Besst Clara, my life-long friend, I will miss you every day! As my tears fall, I can only recall the memories, all the happy and sometimes down times of our high school years, our roommate years in Minneapolis, the double dates. We shared our wedding plans for each other in ‘63,our husbands becoming good friends. Watched our children being born and raised into adults, shared the joy of grandchildren and for Clara, her greats. These wonderful memories will allow me to appreciate God’s plan to put Clara into the loving arms of her husband, Loren forever. My prayers, thoughts, and hugs to all her family. Helen

    January 5 at 11:39AM

  • Beverly and Robert Weber Our sincere thoughts and prayers for your family for the loss of your Mother❣️

    January 5 at 7:27AM

  • Jackie mewes So sorry for your loss... oh how she loved you all and her grandkids..

    January 5 at 3:28AM

  • Deb Berndt I am so sorry for your lose. I bowled with Clara the first year I moved to Colfax. We became good friends that year. I will miss her. Your family is in my prayers. RIP Clara.

    January 5 at 12:18AM

  • Traci Cynor I still can't believe this. So shocking. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all.

    January 5 at 12:16AM

  • Judy Randy Albricht So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers for your all. She was a lovely lady.

    January 4 at 7:25PM

  • Marcia Henderson Will miss you but you are now with the love of your life Loren my sympathy to your family and friends.

    January 4 at 5:49PM

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