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Deloris C. Regal, 87

Deloris Charlotte Regal, age 87, of Cokato, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at the Cokato Manor.

Her funeral service will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Daniel Belgum-Blad officiating. Interment will follow at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is handling the funeral arrangements.

Deloris was born July 24, 1928, in Princeton, the daughter of Andrew and Hilda (Sorenson) Anderson. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Princeton, and was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church (Gethsemane Lutheran) in Dassel, where she was currently a member.

Deloris and her family moved to Dassel, where she spent her teens, and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1947.

Deloris was united in marriage to Claire Warren Regal Nov. 22, 1947, at the First Lutheran Church (Gethsemane Lutheran) in Dassel.

The couple made their home in Dassel from 1947 until 1968, when Deloris and Claire moved to Belmond, IA; and in 1982, they moved to Cokato, where Deloris has made her home since.

Deloris had been employed for several years as a telephone operator in Dassel, as a clerk at the Ben Franklin Store in Belmond, IA, and as a bank teller at the First National Bank in Cokato.

She enjoyed golfing, cards, knitting, and gardening, was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed spending time with her family for holidays and special events.

Deloris loved her family, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a good sense of humor, and loved to spend time with her friends.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Nancy) Regal of Las Vegas, NV, Carol McLaughlin of Salt Lake City, UT, and Joel Regal of Cokato; five grandchildren, Molly (Josh) Jensen, Josh (Lisa) Fuller, Matt Fuller, Sara (Tyler) Davis, and Brittney (Ross) Wertjes; eight great-grandchildren, Gabe Fuller, Tyler Fuller, Emily Fuller, Dylan Fuller, J. T. Davis, Claire Davis, Maverick Fuller, and Chloe Jensen; as well as several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Claire Sept. 28, 2006; her daughter, Sue; her parents; and two sisters, Lillian Backlund and Evelyn Samuelson.

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