Regina Feist, 87, Mandan, ND, passed away April 15, 2020.
Regina was born in Sioux County on a cold November 17, 1932 to Morris and Anna Mary (Vetch) Richter. They she was so tiny; she would fit in a shoe box. They moved to Linton in 1933. Regina attended Linton Public School, 8th Grade at St. Anthony’s Parochial, and she graduated high school at Linton Public School in 1950.
Regina worked at the courthouse in the County Agent’s Office. When the Linton Hospital opened in 1953, she began working as an aid, moved to the business office, and finally medical records where she took a correspondence course to be an ART – Accredited Records Technician. She worked there for 30 years. She served as a secretary for Christian Mother’s, Religious Ed, Medical Staff Committee, Movie Review Communication, plus she worked at St. Anthony parish as a bookkeeper and doing church bulletins for many years. Regina enjoyed Spanish classes.
Regina married Leo Feist in September 1958 and the had one son Anthony who was the greatest joy in her life.
They moved to Mandan in 1987, to New Salem from 1998-2003, back to Mandan 2003-present.
Mom loved all people no matter what race, color, or creed. We are all God’s children, brothers, and sisters.
Mom always took the time in her little ways to reach out and pray for anyone no matter who you were. She loved everyone especially all her relatives and friends.
Regina’s motto – Love not War. Peace not hate, compassion, sympathy, understanding, and forgiveness for all fellowman.
Mom was very dedicated to her faith and trusted in God during obstacles. One of her favorites was “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” and “Jesus, I trust in You” no matter what. The blessed Virgin Mary was also a prime example in her Life and dedication/devotion to her.
Mom was very talented and gifted. She loved music of all kinds – Classical, Religious, Folk, Showtunes, Pop, Country, and Classic Rock. Elvis, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, The Beatles, Mario Lanza, Lawrence Welk, and Johnny Cash were among some of her favorites.
Mom loved traveling, adventure, museums, plays, theater, concerts, the ballet, the opera, and going to the State Fair and Hostfest in Minot, ND. She liked baseball, classic cars especially the Ford Edsel and Pontiac Trans Am. She had a love for auctions, books, puzzles, boardgames, flowers, and her paper dolls. Her favorite artists were Thomas Kinkade, Terry Redlin, and Gary Miller. “Little House on the Prairie” was a favorite tv show.
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Colorado; Minot, ND; The Black Hills of SD; big Montana skies; the Mackinaw Bridge, Michigan; and Wisconsin were among her favorite places to travel to. She loved trees and mountains.
Mom could play guitar, piano, cross stitch, needlepoint, crochet, oil paint, watercolors, writing poetry, and journaling all her trips. She enjoyed photography and acting in plays.
Mom very much loved all animals, but it was her love for cats and kittens that was truly special. She was their friend and they were her babies.
Many, many people came into her life in all walks from relatives and friends, to school, to work, to the clerk in the store, the housekeeper, to the people who worked in the kitchen, the laundry, the waitress, the janitor, the maintenance man, the disabled, the priests, sisters, and clergy there is no end. Even in the care center at Miller-Pointe, she loved all of you no matter what your job was. She will be remembered at Miller-Pointe for her chair full of stuffed animals.
Regina is survived by one son; Anthony, Mandan, ND.
Regina was proceeded in death by her parents, Morrie and Anna Mary Richter; and her six-month old brother, Lawrence.
A private family service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, with Live Stream available for friends and community.
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