Gary Robert Regal, age 69, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Franklin.
A graveside service will take place at a later date at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is handling arrangements for the graveside service.
Gary was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Litchfield, the son of Robert and Olga (Servin) Regal. He was baptized and confirmed at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
Gary graduated from Dassel High School in 1962, and then attended the Minneapolis School of Cosmetology. After receiving his cosmetology degree, Gary moved to California, where he lived and worked for eight years.
In 1975, he decided to come home and live on the original Regal farm, west of Pigeon Lake, and continue working in his profession. He moved to Hutchinson in 2002, and remained there until moving to the Franklin Care Facility in 2013.
Gary had a love for nature, music, the arts, and of course, his precious cat. As a young man he traveled extensively in Europe, enjoying the history and sights of various countries.
He is survived by his sister, Lana Regal of Braham; sister-in-law Margie Regal of Dassel; nephew Aric and partner, Anne Marie Solberg; niece Gina (Scott) Gage; and grand nieces Tenley, Abigail, and Kylie.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Bob in 2004, and Olga in 2006; and brothers Jim, in 1965; and Gene, in 2006.