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William Regner

d. May 9, 2019

William (“Bill”) Regner, 89, passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2019 in Austin, MN. Bill was born on July 6, 1929 in Austin to Harold and Ruby Regner (Smith). On December 30th, 1948 Bill married Betty Callahan and they had five children. Bill was a lifelong resident of Austin and prominent business owner. Bill was employed by Hormel Foods. He retired from Hormel in 1980 and continued working with Hormel as a independent contractor. Bill was a lifelong member of St. Augustine's Church, the Moose Club, NRA, Knights of Columbus and numerous other organizations. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, story telling and spending time with his family at Crane Lake. Survivors include his sister, Mary Lou Wallaker (Duane), his children Mary Kay Jones (Ed) of Jupiter FL, Sherrie Ellis (Maurice) of New Gloucester ME, Terrie Regner-Judd of Stewartville MN, Dan Regner (Lynn) of Rochester, MN and David Regner (Margie) of Superior, WI. Grandfather to 17 grandchildren including Aaron (Alicia) and Noah (Loren) Jones, Patti Regner, Bill (Heather), Katie and Justin Ellis, Nicole (Ziad) Haddad, Ashley (Ben) Kinne and Dan (Sarah) Judd, Angie, Brandon and Logan Regner, Carmen Regner (Randy Bales), Jacob (Tracy) Regner, Jenna (Kaleb) Farmer, Ben and William Regner. Bill is also survived by 19 great grandchildren, Ella, Isaac, Maddie, Cassie, Will, Tory, Grace, Jack, Lilly, Leo, Alex, Maggie, Sarah, Dashon, Kamari, Lando, Karson, Scarlett and Stella. A special acknowledgement to his loyal friend, Jim Retterath. Proceeded in death by parents, Harold and Ruby Regner; his brother, Harold Regner and his wife of 56 years, Betty Regner. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:45 pm wake service on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers monetary donations are welcomed in Bill Regner's honor to the St. Augustine’s Church.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Wednesday, May 15 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, May 16 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Thursday, May 16 2019
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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