|Mary Rosine Lasack Regennitter
August 24, 1923 – November 20, 2016
|Mary Rosine Regennitter, 93, of Oxford Junction, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Clarence Nursing Home in Clarence, Iowa after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction. Funeral services will be on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial following at Mayflower Cemetery. Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction will be assisting the family at this time.
Rosine was born August 24, 1923 on the family farm east of Oxford Junction, Iowa to Joseph and Anna (Nolan) Lasack. Her father served in France during World War I and died of tuberculosis in 1933 when Rosine was nine years old. Her mother Anna raised Rosine and her younger brother Paul on the farm during the hardship years of the Great Depression. Rosine attended Oxford Junction schools, graduating in 1940, and AIC Business School in Davenport for two years. Later, she worked at Soppe Implement in Oxford Junction, where she met her future husband, Glen Albert Regennitter.
Rosine and Glen were married on October 4, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church n Oxford Junction. Rosine was the bookkeeper for their Regennitter Repair business, until Glen retired in 2010 at the age of 92 years. They raised six children, including their son Thomas Glen who contracted encephalitis as an infant and was left with severe learning disabilities. Rosine and Glen devoted much of their lives to caring for their special-needs son. On October 4, 2016, Rosine and Glen quietly celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary.
Rosine was preceded in death by their son Thomas in 2014 and her parents Joseph and Anna Lasack. She is survived by her husband Glen of Clarence, sons Frederick (Judy) of Rochester, Minnesota, John (Mary Jo) of Fairlawn, Ohio, Tony (Ann) of Cedar Rapids, daughters Mary (Robert) Ankenbauer of Portage, Michigan, and Cathy (Alan) Cipolone of Brooklawn, New Jersey; thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren . Also surviving is a brother Paul (Mary) Lasack of Oxford Junction, and many nieces and nephews.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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