June 10, 2019

Colleen Kay Carrigan, 71, of Hutchinson passed away Monday, June 10, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Gathering of family and friends was Saturday, June 22, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.

Colleen (Fast) Carrigan was born March 11, 1948, in Windom. She was the daughter of John and Grace (Thulien) Fast. She was baptized as a child in 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Litchfield and was later confirmed in her faith in 1961 at Ostmark Lutheran Church in Watkins. Growing up, Colleen resided in Litchfield, Howard Lake and Kimball. She received her education in Kimball and was a 1966 graduate of Kimball High School. Colleen continued her education for two years at St. Cloud State University.

On Sept. 17, 1982, Colleen was united in marriage to Daniel Carrigan at Stearns County Courthouse in St. Cloud. This marriage was blessed with three children, Christopher, Casey and Kayla. Colleen and Daniel later divorced.

Colleen lived and worked in Hutchinson throughout her adult life. She was first employed at 3M, beginning in the modules as a tape packer and then as a checker for the company for 17 years. She then worked as a florist and delivery driver at Brown's Floral, customer service at Hardware Hank, and McCormick's Family Restaurant baking delicious desserts for many years before retiring. Above all else, Colleen was a loving, caring and very dedicated mother to her three children. She will be loved and remembered always.

Colleen enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles, Scrabble and watching Jeopardy. Colleen cherished her time spent with her children, family and friends. In her spare time, she loved to help others with her volunteer work at Crow River Habitat for Humanity and with Meals on Wheels.

Colleen entered the care of Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson in May 2019. It was there that Colleen passed. Blessed be her memory.

Colleen is survived by her children, Christopher Carrigan of St. Paul, Casey Carrigan of Hutchinson and Kayla Carrigan of St. Paul; siblings, James Fast and his wife Diane of Hutchinson, Rebecca Gassman and her husband Dave of Hutchinson and J. Rodney Fast of Kimball; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents John and Grace Fast; and by her infant brother Gordon Douglas Fast.

Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook available at hantge.com.

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