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Colleen M. Smyth, 57

Colleen Mary Smyth, age 57, of Indiana, formerly of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.

She was born Sept. 8, 1958, and grew up in Lester Prairie, graduating from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted, and then the University of Minnesota.

Colleen spent her career in the non-profit sector, working at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Lincoln Zoo in Chicago, and other public museums as she advanced her career. At the time of her death, she was vice president of individual giving and membership at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, IN.

Colleen was a woman of deep faith who loved her son, family, friends, and life. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her son, Jack Diedrich; brothers Peter (Barbara), and Michael (Marilyn); and sisters Kathleen (Timothy Roufs), Kristine Smyth, and Molly Smyth.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. John and Dorothy Smyth; and a brother, Anthony.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Oct. 28 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 174, Attn: David Diedrich, 12343 Pebblepointe Pass, Carmel, IN 46033.

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