Colleen Vermilyea, 56

Colleen Vermilyea, 56, of West Concord, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.

Colleen was born May 29, 1957, in New Prague, the daughter of Edwin and Irene (Svoboda) Puncochar. She attended school in New Prague and married Dean Vermilyea. The couple made their home in West Concord, where Colleen worked as a personal banker at Farmer's State Bank. She enjoyed traveling to the Bahamas, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Jamaica, Las Vegas, and many states in the U.S. Most important to her was the time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and also liked dancing and music.

She is survived by children Gwen (Jason) Boe, Dodge Center, and Brandon (Amanda) Vermilyea, Dodge Center; seven grandchildren Madison, Parker and Jozey Boe and Cami, Cooper, Casey and Colby Vermilyea; her mother Irene Puncochar, New Prague; siblings Ron (Gwen) Puncochar, Luck, WI, and Carol Toven, Aitkin; father-in-law Everett Vermilyea, Dexter; brothers-inlaw Ken (Elaine) Vermilyea, Blooming Prairie, Ron (Kaloha) Vermilyea, Bull Shoals, AR; Dan (Joyce) Vermilyea, Austin; sister-in-law Cathy (Dave) Braaten, Dexter; fiancé Corky Buckingham, West Concord and his children Toni (Rowan) McDonnell, Sartell, Teri (Jon) Streiff, West Concord, Traci (Luke) Payette, Chicago, IL, Jim Buckingham, Dallas, TX, Joe Buckingham, St. Cloud, Alex Buckingham, West Concord, and Matt Buckingham, West Concord.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 2, 2010; a daughter Kim Vermilyea; her father; and motherin- law Ann Vermilyea.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Gregory Parrott officiating.

Interment will be at the St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery in West Concord. Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home in West Concord on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., and Friday at the funeral home from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

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