Genevieve Marie Reagan, 97

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 7, 2019

Genevieve Marie Reagan, 97, a resident of Sacred Heart Care Center and formerly of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Genevieve Marie Reagan, 97

She was born Jan. 19, 1922, the daughter of William and Nellie (Lightley) Sheedy, in Oakland, Minnesota. She was raised in Oakland until she moved to Austin, Minnesota, to attend high school. She graduated from Austin High School. She was united in marriage to Daniel “Bernard” Reagan on June 4, 1945, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. The couple farmed in the Rose Creek area and also owned and operated Reagan Bus Company, which served the Rose Creek area. Genevieve’s family was first and foremost in her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to read, play cards and go dancing. She also played piano. Genevieve was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 1998; son-in-law, Ronald Nelson; and special friend, Laverne “Bud” Pike. Genevieve is survived by her children, Mary Nelson of Stockton, California, Marty (Ginny) Reagan of Omaha, Nebraska, Patricia (Ron) Dillavou of Rose Creek, Bernadine (Terry) Kantola of Cook, Minnesota, Jean (Tom) Clark of Austin and Teresa (Brian) Bergene of Rose Creek; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends.

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The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Genevieve’s many caregivers, the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Hospice, Sacred Heart Care Center, Primrose and many other loving caregivers throughout her life.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Fr. Greg Leif officiating. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Mayer Funeral Home and for one hour before the Mass on Monday at the church. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mayo Hospice. Condolences may be left online at