Eva Mae Regnier, 88, Stevens Point, a retired Stevens Point elementary school teacher, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, following health issues in recent months.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Convent Chapel in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner of Newman University Catholic Parish presiding. Burial will be in McDill Cemetery in Whiting.
Visitation will be at the chapel from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
Donations can be made to the Regnier Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) to benefit university students studying abroad or Newman University Catholic Parish.
Shuda Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Regnier was born June 11, 1924, in Bemidji, Minn., a daughter of the late Harry and Lydia (Sorenson) Cann. She graduated from Bemidji State Teachers’ College in 1945.
After her college years she taught high school in Minnesota.
She was married to John E. Regnier on June 24, 1950.
The couple settled in Bloomington, Minn., until 1963 when they moved to Stevens Point where she worked as an elementary school teacher for the Stevens Point Public Schools from 1969 to 1984.
She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from UWSP in 1974.
She and her husband were involved in the UWSP Foreign Student Host Family Program, hosting 29 different foreign students over the years. She was also active in the Newman University Parish and has worked extensively with the Lincoln Center at the Portage County Department of Aging at Lincoln Center, founding the “Get to the Point” lecture series for seniors.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gregory (Mari), Chicago, Ill., and Steven (Jeanne), Plover; four daughters, Judi (Mike) Jorgensen, Mansfield, Texas, Elizabeth (Brad) Webb, Wylie, Texas, Paula (Dave) Foley, Monticello, Minn., and Carol (Dick) Okray, Plover; one brother, Douglas (Lois) Cann, Bemidji, Minn.; and 11 grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Douglas and Christopher; and one brother, Don.