Passing: Carmen Dreissig 1946-2009

By Lavender March 26, 2009

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Carmen Dreissig, 63, died February 17 in Minneapolis. She was born January 6, 1946.

Known and loved by customers, starting in the spring of 1977, Dreissig worked at the Saloon bar in Minneapolis, where she ran Carmen’s Kitchen and bartended in the early years. A graduate of Minneapolis Business College, she held clerical positions at Cargill and Donaldson’s. Having obtained her cosmetology license from Robinson Beauty School, she was a hair stylist at several Minneapolis salons, including Adam and Eve in Butler Square.

Dreissig was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Dreissig, and mother, Helen Dreissig. She is survived by sisters, Phyllis (Jerald) Larson, and Lori (Larry) Corbin; nieces, Elizabeth Callahan, Katherine Urness, Emily Larson, Ashley Corbin; nephew, Alex Corbin; aunt, Katherine Cornelius; uncle, Alex Lutz; special friend, Tom Hanrahan; and many other friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 4, 2-4 PM, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. Following the service, 4-6 PM, the Saloon, 830 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, will host a gathering.

One Response to Passing: Carmen Dreissig 1946-2009

  1. Ben Abrahamson says:

    Carmen was a bartender at The Saloon when I first began going out to the bars in 1983. She was always there to listen to my latest coming out drama and really was a comfort to me during those years. You could tell she was really listening. The years when I knew her best–the 1980’s–were a great era and I have so many fun memories of her and all of the gang. Thank You Carmen!! Blessings to your family and many friends.


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