Regina A. Caspers, age 91 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. St. Marys Christian Mothers and the Poor Souls Society will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Regina Ann Zenzen was born May 26, 1923 in Elrosa, Minnesota to Henry and Elizabeth (Tschida) Zenzen. She was united in marriage to Werner Caspers on August 23, 1949 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Regina was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove, St. Marys Christian Mothers, Poor Souls Society, and the Holy Rosary Society. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, baking and camping.
Survivors include her children, Irene (Mark) Eilers of Foley, Diane (Paul) Kortan of Sauk Centre, Marlene Harty (friend, Keith Erdman) of Long Lake, and Delores Wendlandt (friend, Vince Hinnenkamp) of Meire Grove; grandchildren, Randy Eilers (friend, Kelley Mattson), Jody (Jeremy) Anderson, Sara (Derek) Payonk, Jason (Michelle) Kortan, Michelle (Steve) Ruegemer, Melanie (Jeff) Peters, Jeremy (Kim) Kortan, David (Jenny) Unger, and Stacy (Brian) Gilbert; 17 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and sister, Bernadette Fyle of Meire Grove.
Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Werner Caspers on September 25, 2013; parents; and brother, Sylvester Zenzen.
Serving as casket bearers will be Jason Kortan, Jeremy Kortan, Randy Eilers, David Unger, Jeff Peters, Steve Ruegemer, Jeremy Anderson, and Derek Payonk. Cross bearers and scripture bearers will be Melanie Peters with Emily and Leah. Gift bearers will be Sasha Unger, Zachary Ruegemer, and Cierra Kortan.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.