William “Bill” Regan

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William “Bill” Regan, 73, passed away May 21, 2020, after battling cancer.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Following the funeral, friends and family will gather at the DeGraff Activity Center.

Bill was born October 5, 1946 to Donald and Margaret Regan in Willmar, Minnesota. After graduating from Benson High School in 1964, Bill joined the National Guard. As a soldier, Bill was privileged to make several trips to Norway and to Japan. After 30 years of service, Bill retired as a First Sergeant.

Following Basic Training, Bill drove truck for Tyler Corporation. He later purchased the Amoco Station in DeGraff. After a number of years, Bill bought his own truck and became an independent owner/operator. During his time off from driving, Bill loved to travel the country on his motorcycle. A favorite annual trip was to Sturgis, SD. In his retirement, Bill found another hobby in connecting with friends on Facebook and via e-mail.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Margaret, and his brother Bruce.

He is survived by his children, Dr. Jodi (Dean Moritz) Regan of Tucson, AZ  and Joseph Regan of St. Cloud; his sister, Julia (Everett) Richardson of Surprise, AZ, and brothers, Timothy (Michelle) Regan of Healdsburg, CA, Patrick Regan of Surprise, AZ, Duggan (Cindy) Regan of DeGraff, and Daniel Regan of Blaine.

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