Obituary: Doris J. Regier

Doris J. Regier, 54, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita after a brief struggle with breast cancer.

Doris was born March 19, 1962, the fifth of 12 children to Charles and Esther (Lutz) Hoelscher. She married Warren Regier on June 15, 1991, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton. Warren preceded her in death on March 5, 2007.

She is survived by her dearly-loved grandson, Noah Regier, of Goessel, and stepdaughter Amber Regier. She also is survived by her mother Esther Hoelscher of Walton, and 11 siblings: Terry Wolford (Doug) of Overland Park, Susie Koehn (Leroy) of Newton, Larry Hoelscher (Katie) of Newton, Debbie Brust (Jeff) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Connie Campbell (Rick) of Canton, Shari McCall (Bob) of Newton, Chuck Hoelscher (Vicki) of Piedmont, Okla., Jim Hoelscher (Sheila) of Walton, Mike Hoelscher (Donna) of Derby, Doug Hoelscher (Megan) of Shawnee and Mary Dickinson (John) of Omaha, Neb.

Doris was a loving aunt to many cherished nieces and nephews. She had a very generous heart and always found ways to share all that she had. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and especially caring for Noah. Doris was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Newton.

A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednedsay, Jan. 25, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. Visitation will be between 3 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Petersen Funeral Home. A committal will follow the Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Noah J. Regier Educational Trust in care of Petersen Funeral Home, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton.

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