June 27, 1926 - March 27, 2015


Ethelreda M. 'Reda' Regnier, age 88, of Sartell, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Country Manor Nursing Home, Sartell after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and after 9:30 AM on Tuesday at the church. Parish Prayers will be at 6 PM.

Reda Regnier was born June 27, 1926 in St. George Township, Benton County to Paul and Agnes (Hennek) Jurek. She married Dennis Regnier on September 28, 1949 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. Reda was a homemaker, a member of St. Lawrence parish all her life, a member of St. Lawrence Christian Mother Society, St. Lucille Mission Circle and a Miraculous Medal promoter. She cherished her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, embroidering, camping, R.V. traveling and took many trips to Branson, Missouri. Her faith and the Rosary were very important to her.

She is survived by her sons and daughters; Elaine (Jim) Winkelman, Barb (Tom) Brand, Kathy (Reggie) Siemers, all of Rice, Karen (Joe) Foster, Joan (Mick) Abfalter, Connie (Chad) Pflipsen and David (Christina) Regnier, all of Sauk Rapids, Allan (Donna) Regnier of Sartell, Janet (Dan) Denfeld and Judi Regnier (Kevin Foster) of Foley, Roger (Holly) Regnier of Crystal, Jerry (Cindy) Regnier of Harris; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Girard of Fort Collins, CO., and sister-in-law, Dorothy Jurek of Sartell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis on April 12, 2010; parents; brothers, Dominic, Raymond, Rudy, Stanley, Arthur and Peter; sisters, Clara Corrigan, Martha Lavigne and Lorraine Dorr. The family wishes to thank Margaret Henning and St. Croix Hospice for all of their care and compassion.