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Mark L. Regier

March 31, 2016

Mark Lynn Regier, 60, passed away March 31, 2016 in the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Wing of Via Christi Hospital with loved ones by his side.

 

Mark was born on May 2, 1955 in Henderson, NE to the late Harry and Dorene Regier. He was the oldest of three and had two brothers, Paul and Gary. The family moved to Deer Creek, OK when Mark was in first grade. Growing up on the farm, Mark learned a strong work ethic and loved playing basketball. After high school Mark moved to Kansas where he met his beloved wife, Patricia while working at Hesston Corporation. They were married April 5th 1975 in Montezuma, KS and begin their life farming together in Oklahoma. Mark and Patti made many friends and had three children: Nick, Kevin, and Jennifer. They farmed until 1986 when Mark started a long battle with health issues that caused a career change. Mark’s family transitioned to Newton, KS in 1991 as he began a new job with Koch Industries. Mark would have celebrated his 25th anniversary with Koch on April 1, 2016.

 

Mark enjoyed hunting pheasant, quail, ducks, and geese. He taught many people how to hunt and he was passionate about his dogs. Mark enjoyed his job and the camaraderie he found with the friends he worked with. More than anything else, Mark loved his family. Mark celebrated the graduation of all three of his children from college and watched their lives and families grow. He loved visiting his kids, and especially his grand kids, wherever life took them. In 2012, Mark was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and he fought to beat it into remission. His life was changed shortly after as he began to follow Jesus in a new and deeper way. Mark and Patti jumped in with the launch of The Gathering Community Church two years ago, and life has never been the same.

 

Mark is survived by his wife, three children, and five grandchildren: Nick Regier and his wife Shannon of Lakeville, MN and their children Harrison (12), Hope (11), and Hayden (6); Kevin Regier and his wife Diana of Granby, CO and their children Gibson (4) and Karis (2); and Jennifer Regier of Manhattan, KS.

 

On Tuesday April 5th at 10am The Gathering will host a celebration service of Mark’s like at the Fox Theater at 518 N Main in Newton, KS. Following the service, interment will be in Montezuma, KS at Morningside cemetery at 3:30pm.

 

The family has chosen two ministries that Mark loved and ask that donations be made in lieu of flowers to The Gathering Community Church or Victory in the Valley. Please make checks payable to either one and send to: c/o Peterson Funeral Home, 215 N Main St. Newton, KS 67114.

 

Tributes may be left at www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com

 

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11 thoughts on “Mark L. Regier

  1. Patti, so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I have many fond memories of helping you guys during your early years of farming including the custom cutting trip to north Texas and eastern Colorado. In return you guys blessed us with income to support us while going to college. I wouldn’t do anything different if I had it all to do over again.

    God Bless

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss, Patti. May God give you comfort in many beautiful memories of your life together.

  3. Dear Patti, so sorry to hear of Mark s passing. I hold you very near and dear. Praying for you specially now. Love Connie Yost

  4. Mark and I lived on the same dorm hall during his freshman year at Bethel, but I lost track of him after he married and moved back to Deer Creek. I was sorry to learn of Mark’s health struggles, but it is clear his gentle spirit contributed to having a great and loving family. Please accept my condolences. Blessings to his family.

  5. Jennifer, Please know that those of us at AMS care a lot about you. Let me know if there is anything I can do to make things easier for you.

  6. Tho’ts n prayers are with you Patti and family!!!May our loving heavenly Father hold you in His loving arms and comfort you and give you strength!!!

  7. Mark will be missed but not forgotten. Lots of memories of what a wonderful person Mark is. Mark will continue to live on in our hearts and thoughts. God Bless you Mark and the family.

  8. Years ago, as a customer I had the pleasure to work with Mark, and I appreciated his professional manner in which he performed his duties. He will be missed. My condolences go out to the family.

  9. Patti,
    Joe and I are so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. We sure would have been there for you had we known. Joe and I both have many memories of spending wonderful times in Deercreek during harvest and other family celebrations. And also visiting with after you moved to Kansas. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  10. Sorry this is so late as i just learned of his passing. Mark was a great character and I enjoyed working with him at Koch years ago. I loved his sense of humor and his stories about hunting. No doubt that heaven is enriched by his presence.

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