Gertrude Regehr

4/5/2013

MONTEZUMA — Gertrude "Gertie" Regehr, 94, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Bethel Home Inc., Montezuma.

MONTEZUMA — Gertrude "Gertie" Regehr, 94, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Bethel Home Inc., Montezuma.

She was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Copeland, to Jesse and Rachel Jantz Koehn.

On Oct. 14, 1940, she married Bernard Regehr in Merced, Calif. They moved into Bethel Home in January 2008. He died May 14, 2009. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clemen and Leslie Koehn; a sister, Frances Nichols; and a grandson.

Survivors include three children, Lanna Reed of Wickenburg, Ariz., Ron Regehr of Peoria, Ill., and Mechelle Dirks of Grandview, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Mennonite Church, followed by burial at Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Montezuma and 4 to 5 p.m. today at Bethel Home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home, in care of the funeral home.

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