Oct. 5, 1923-Dec. 29, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Delorus "Dee" M. Regnier, 89, of Marshall, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and will continue Thursday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery.
She died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1923, on a farm outside of Marshall to Carl and Verda (Moore) Nelson. She attended school in Marshall and graduated from St. Cloud State College with a teaching degree in 1943. She taught first grade in Olivia, Willmar and Medford, Ore., before marrying William "Bill" Regnier on Oct. 8, 1949. The couple lived in St. Louis Park and Detroit Lakes before returning to Marshall in 1959.
Dee resumed her career in 1964 and took pleasure and pride in teaching first graders until her retirement in 1985. After her retirement she continued to give to the community by volunteering at the Avera Auxiliary Thrift Shop for many years. Her chief enjoyments in life were spending time with her family (especially "Gram time" with her grandchildren) taking summer vacations to the mountains, reading, and collecting teddy bears.
She is survived by her loving family: son Charlie (and Rhonda) Regnier of Woodbury, daughter Michelle Warme of Marshall, honorary daughter Cathy (and Rick) Schoephoerster of Marshall; grandchildren DeAnna (and Ryan) Dobratz of Hutchinson, Anne Regnier of Mankato, Matthew Regnier of Woodbury, Christy (and Kevin) Lonien of Marshall, Emily Schoephoerster of Marshall; great-grandchildren Eli Dobratz and Lili Lonien; sister Corolyn Mortensen of Hastings; and many other special nieces and nephews.
Delorus is preceded in death by husband Bill Regnier, son-in-law Steve Warme, and sister Shirley Heideman. This lovely lady will be remembered in the hearts and lives of those who knew and loved her.
Blessed be her memory