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Regina Clare (Stadler) Matheny

May 13, 1932 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 85)

Regina C. Matheny, age 85, of Annandale died Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Annandale Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale with Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens celebrating the Mass and Fr. George Kallumkalkudy, Concelebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, with the Prayer Service at 7:00 PM; and from 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Thursday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale.

Regina Clare Matheny was born May 13, 1932 in Topeka, Kansas to John and Catherine (Duman) Stadler, the tenth of eleven children. After obtaining her nursing degree in 1955 from St Mary's Nursing College in Xavier, KS, she moved to Minnesota and worked as an RN at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis. She married Jack Matheny on June 22, 1957. They moved their growing family to Annandale in 1968.

Gina modeled her life after our Holy Mother. Her family was blessed by her rich faith, unwavering love and grace. Jack and Gina sat in the quiet before dawn and met each day together. The strength and love of their union was the foundation of their family and extended into the community.

Gina's gift was a ministry of care and healing. She recognized the Divine Presence in every life. She practiced her ministry as an RN at the Annandale Care Center where she worked until her retirement in 1999. Additionally, she served as a parish nurse, a religious education teacher, was a member of the Northwest Deanery, CCW, MCCL Outreach, and numerous other organizations. However, the crown of her life was her family. Strong bonds of family, deep faith in God, and joy in serving those in need, is her legacy, one that will be celebrated and shared for generations to come.

Gina is survived by her children Michael (Margie) of Byron, CA, Mary (Randy) Lefebvre of Annandale, Jean (Craig) Stolpestad of Monticello, Renee (Mike) Miller of Watkins, Germaine (Brian) Peterson of Forest Lake, Jack of Mesa, AZ, Martin (Nancy) of St. Croix Falls, WI, and Paul (Hiroko) of Mumford, TN; 22 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bill Knoebber of Topeka, KA; sisters-in-law Marilyn Zappia of Roseville, and Nancy Abrahamson of Rush City; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, 3 brothers, and 7 sisters.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
September 20, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Parish Prayers
Wednesday
September 20, 2017

7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Visitation
Thursday
September 21, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 21, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale
35 Birch St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302


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