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Gene Alan Regal

Gene Alan Regal, age 57, of Dassel, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at his home.

He was born March 14, 1949 in Litchfield, the son of Robert and Olga (Servin) Regal. He grew up in the Dassel area, and graduated from the Dassel High School. Growing up, Gene was actively involved in helping with the farm chores.

Gene was baptized and confirmed at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, where he remained a member at the time of his death.

Gene was united in marriage to Gail Craswell Cagney June 22, 1968, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel. Together, they made their home in Dassel and later, on Long Lake. To this marriage, two children were born, Gina and Aric.

Gene was united in marriage to Margie Alsleben Dec. 5, 1987, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. They made their home on Long Lake. Together, they enjoyed the lake, and celebrating life.

Gene farmed for many years and later, was employed at 3M in Hutchinson. For most of his working career, he was a commercial and residential painter. He later was a seed salesman for Heartland Hybrid Seeds in Dassel.

Gene loved to spend time entertaining his family and friends, and played many a practical joke on them. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, trap shooting, water skiing, and taking his dog for long, leisurely drives through the countryside. His love of life and genuine caring will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Gene is survived by his wife, Margie of Dassel; children, Aric Regal (special friend Misti Miller) of Champlin, and Gina (Scott) Gage of Medina; three grandchildren, Tenley, Abigail, and Kylie Gage; one brother, Gary Regal of Hutchinson; one sister, Lana Regal of Braham; and close family friend, Sheri Crane of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Jim.

A memorial service took place Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel., with the Revs. Steven Olson and John Peterson officiating. Inurnment was at the Dassel Cemetery.

A time to gather with family and friends took place Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel; and continued for one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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