In Memory of Colleen Fay O'Malley


November 08, 1959 - April 07, 2018

Colleen Fay O'Malley, age 58, of Siren, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 7, 2018.

Colleen was born on November 8, 1959 in St. Paul. She was the youngest of three children born to Faith (Swingseth) and John O'Malley. She and her family moved to Burnett County in 1971 and have lived in the area ever since.

Colleen attended Webster High School and was a star volleyball player as well as the MVP of the first women's basketball team that Webster allowed. She graduated as a Tiger in 1978.

During the ten years Colleen's parents owned Ike Walton's Lodge she tended to the general care of the resort; she was also an Administrative Assistant at U.W. Stout-Menomonie in her early 20s, a bartender at Log Gables for a number of years; and was employed by Parker-Hannifin as a CNC machinist for 15 years until her retirement in 2003.

Colleen enjoyed gardening and relaxing in her backyard, reading, interior decorating, working with her hands; above all else she loved to spending time with her beloved family and pets. She was a true lover of animals, nature, and environmental protection; Colleen donated to an array of charitable causes throughout her lifetime.

Colleen will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Preceding Colleen in death are her parents.

Colleen is survived by her children, Max (April) Haaf and Maggie O'Malley; grandchildren: Kyla Haaf, Cara Haaf, Layla Haaf, Lorelei Haaf, and Hunter Haaf; brother, Timothy O'Malley; sister, Cindy (Terry) Wilson; nephews, John O'Malley and Tony Wilson, niece, Mandy O'Malley; as well as many other relatives and close friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Colleen's five grandchildren named above. 

The memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. (visitation 1-2 p.m.) on Thursday, April 12 at Swederg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com.