Noreen M. Regan, age 84 of Burnsville, MN, was called home to heaven on December 25, 2018, after a long illness. She was born in 1934 to Gordon and Helen (McCool) Robertson of St. Paul, MN. She attended Nativity Grade School in St. Paul and graduated from University High in 1952. In 1959 she married James Regan, settling first in St. Paul and then in 1967 moving their growing family to Burnsville, MN, where she lived for almost 50 years. She moved to Eagan, MN, in her final years. A devoted wife and mother, she stayed home with her children but returned to college at age 50 and became a paralegal. She worked for many years atBowman & Brooke in Minneapolis. Having been raised in a railroading family, she loved to travel. In retirement, she and Jim took many trips across the US and Europe. They were long-time members of Mary, Mother of the Church. Noreen was an active member of the parish, including serving in Pastoral Ministry and attending Bible study. She was also a member of the Burnsville Lions Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, cross-country skiing, and reading.
Noreen is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and an infant son. She is survived by brother Bruce Robertson; children, Patricia Adams (James Gulbransen), Marcia Regan (Gregory Twaites), Michael, Ann Klocke (William), and Sheila Regan; her grandchildren Jeffrey, Katherine (Mark Norgate), and Kristine Adams, Melissa (Stephen Exarhos) and Blake Klocke, Alexander and Emily Twaites; great-granddaughter Aria Adams; and nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Visitation to be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 East Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN, 55337. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 11 am at Mary, Mother of the Church, with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. The family would like to thank the staff at The Commons on Marice and Brighton Hospice service for their help in caring for Noreen. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (alzfdn.org).