The Mass of Christian Burial for Inez Reger of Wadena, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Anns Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass and the Rosary will be at 9:00 a.m. Inez passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena, MN.
Inez was born to Oscar and Louise (Mitzel) Swanson on October 17, 1929, in Menahga, MN. She married Eugene "Gene" Fredrick Reger on November 14, 1949, in Wadena. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Inez also worked as a seamstress at Homecrest Industries in Wadena. She was a member of the Sebeka American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Inez was preceded in death by her husband Gene on August 27, 2006; father Oscar Swanson; mother Louise Swanson Jettenberg; step-father Rudy Jettenberg; son David Reger; brother Dean Swanson; sisters Deola Green and Betty Wilcox; daughter-in-law Cheryl Reger; and granddaughter Christine (Reger) Gilster.
She is survived by her sons Thomas of Wadena, Mark (Brenda) of Hibbing, and Dennis (Jennifer) of Wadena; daughters Sandra Anderson of Wadena, Jean (Roman) Mercier of Cannon Falls, Kathleen (Gary) Peterson of Long Prairie, Cheryl (Thomas) Schrepfer of Robbinsdale and Nancy (Michael) Cunningham of Lincoln, IL; 21 grandchildren & 31 great-grandchildren; along with brother-in-law Roger (Geraldine) Reger of Brooklyn Park, MN.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Christopher Reger, Andrew Cunningham, Adam Cunningham, Thomas Mercier, Daniel Reger and Scott Reger.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wadena, MN.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)