Regina DeCoster, age 82, passed away at Parkside Care Center on Friday morning, March 19, 2010. She was born in Little Chute on November 30, 1927, daughter of the late Steven and Anne (Koehne) Sanders. Regina was a 1945 graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and on September 8, 1951 married Robert “Windy” DeCoster; he preceded her in death on December 3, 1988. As a young woman, Regina rode the bus to Appleton everyday to work at First National Bank on College Avenue, and after her marriage stayed home to care for her young family. She was a member of the Kaukauna Moose Lodge, and enjoyed reading Danielle Steele novels, camping, knitting for her family, dining out, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and watching golf on television. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren at family gatherings.
She is survived by her loving children: Pat (Dave) Verbruggen of Kimberly; Judi (Fred) Kiar of Little Chute; Tim “Burr” DeCoster of Kaukauna and his special friend Judy; Bill (Kara) DeCoster of Kaukauna; and Donna (Al) Schmidt of White Lake. There are twelve grandchildren: Eric (Lynne) Verbruggen, Ryan (Julie) Verbruggen, Adam Verbruggen and his fiancée Emily Hietpas, Carrie Verbruggen and her special friend Todd Berken, Leah Kiar, Trevor DeCoster, Gina DeCoster, Brooke DeCoster, Britt DeCoster, Andy Schmidt, Tony Schmidt, and Dan Schmidt; three great-grandchildren: Isaac and Sam Verbruggen, and Alex Verbruggen. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Regina was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Rita, Marie, Helen, Viola, and Dorothy, and brothers Frank, Ralph, Earl, Alvin, Jim, and Bob.
The funeral liturgy for Regina will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 PM until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to offer their thanks to everyone at Parkside Care Center for the love and compassion shown to our family. Also, to everyone at Pioneer Village: thank you for befriending Peggy and making her feel so welcome at your facility. We will always remember your kindness.
Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130