Colleen Thomas

Colleen A. Honermann Siebenahler Thomas, 72, Luverne, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the St. Adrian Cemetery immediately following the funeral.

Colleen Honermann was born April 6, 1946, to Carl and Evelyn (Schei) Honermann in Adrian. She attended school at St. Adrian Catholic Schools and graduated in 1964.

Colleen married Arnold “Shorty” Siebenahler on July 31, 1965, at St. Adrian Catholic Church. The couple lived on an acreage west of Luverne. Colleen worked at the Blue Mound Inn, Schutz Hardware, Ben Franklin, True Value Hardware and Scotty's, all in Luverne. The couple divorced in 1988.

Colleen moved to the Twin Cities and began working at Menards. She was the first female to work in sales on the floor at Menards. She later worked at Continental and Concord Inc., IT placement firms.

On Nov. 16, 1991, Colleen married Dan Thomas. The couple lived in Chaska, and in 2002 they moved to Jordan. In November of 2012, they moved to Luverne.

Colleen was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne and the LCCW. She was also a charter member of the Luverne Eagles Club. In her early years on the farm, Colleen enjoyed raising her lambs, gardening, canning, making lefse, spending the Fourth of July on Lake Sarah for the annual family reunion, deer hunting with Doug and John, going to the Minnesota Vikings training camps and games with Sheila, trips to Florida with Dan to visit her brother and sister-in-law, and her greatest joy was attending her grandchildren’s events.

Colleen is survived by her husband, Dan Thomas, Luverne; three children, Sheila (Mike) Siebenahler-Holland of Garvin, Doug (Evonn) Siebenahler of Lake Crystal, and John Siebenahler of Luverne; eight grandchildren, Bo and Carly Holland, Damia and Dougray Siebenahler, and Quinton, Courtney, Riley and Savannah Siebenahler; and a brother, Delbert (Carole) Honermann of North Mankato.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her ex-husband.

Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.

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