January 28, 1930 - July 4, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for LaVerne T. Reginek, age 85, who passed away Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service Thursday also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

LaVerne was born Jan. 28, 1930 in St. Cloud to Anton & Cecile (Stockinger) Tarnowski. She married Sylvester Reginek on Feb. 15, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. LaVerne was a homemaker and was a longtime bartender at the Broadway Inn and the Flat Iron. She also worked at X-Cel Optical in Sauk Rapids and at the Whitney Senior Center. She lived in the Sauk Rapids area all her life and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. LaVerne was an AA sponsor and mentored many people, she celebrated 34 years of sobriety. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards, her I-Pad, and spending time with her family. LaVerne also enjoyed flowers, planting tomatoes, embroidery, fishing trips, Bingo, and the Minnesota Twins. She was a classy, honest, energetic, compassionate, and loyal person with a great sense of humor.

Survivors include her children, Robert (Joyce) of Clear Lake, Carol (Larry) Furry of Plymouth, Donald (Gail) of Sauk Rapids, Barbara (Gordy) Blais of Avon, Richard (Julie) of Hutchinson, Dianne (Tom) Nies of Waite Park, Roxanne (Randy) Mehrwerth of Milaca, Kristine (Cabot) Hedlund of St. Jospeh, and Suzanne (Rich) Lund of Cottage Grove; 26 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sylvester on Jan. 5, 1998; son, Michael; grandson, Chad; sisters, Lillian Mayavski-Kane and Janette Lukken; brothers, Gilbert, Anton, Jr., and Arnold Tarnowski; and special friend, Erv Denne.

Memorials are preferred.