PILLAGER - Funeral services for Lois Regelin, 86, of Pillager, will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with pastors Harold Tongen and Robert Osell officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church for visitation. A social lunch will follow the service.
Lois passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday at the home of her daughter.
Lois is survived by daughters Jean (Art) Kistler and Janelle (Jon) Larsen of Cottage Grove; two sons, Kent Regelin of Little Falls and Larry (Karen) Regelin of Minnetonka; grandchildren Jilanne (Jason) Traynor, JoVonna Tessmer, Janessa Tessmer, Jenna Larsen and Robby Larsen; one great-grandson, Logan Tessmer-Weber; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Herbert W. Regelin; her parents Herman and Lillian Kent; and her sisters Alice Adolphson and Marjorie Haugdahl.
Lois grew up in Sanborn, Minn., graduated from Sleepy Eye High School and traveled quite extensively throughout her life, having lived and worked in Washington D.C., and Oakland, Calif. After marrying Herb, they moved with the military to Texas, Washington, West Germany and Wisconsin before settling in Pillager, Minn., following Herb's retirement from the Army.
Lois worked for the Pillager School system for a number of years before retiring to care full-time for her husband. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd and the Pillager American Legion Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to your local humane society or animal shelter as Lois took great joy in the several dogs who were part of her family over the years. Memorials also can be made to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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