In Memory of

Regina Harleman

January 14, 1927 - April 11, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Regina Harleman

Regina Harleman

Born: January 14, 1927
Died: April 11, 2019
Age: 92

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     Regina Christina Harleman, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Peters) Henkel, was born January 14, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was raised and attended school in Spencer, Iowa, graduating in 1945.
      Following high school, she worked at various places including Bjornstad’s Hardware and Drugstore as a bookkeeper for several years, and as a secretary for the Spencer High School Activity Director, until her retirement. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, VFW and the American Legion. She was known as “The Daffodil Lady”, for bringing the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days to Spencer. She was a member of the Business Professional Women where she also served as president. She was a recipient of the Governor’s Award, for being recognized as a volunteer. Regina enjoyed fishing with George in her younger days. She liked to sing, play bingo (her lucky number was 13), baseball, birdwatching, flowers, and spending time with her family.

    She passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Northshire Residence at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George in 2003; and sisters: Ann Marie Henkel and Opal Frerichs.
     Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Michael (Mary) and Donnie, both of Spencer, IA; daughter, Georgia Ann Moffitt (Bryan) of Estherville, IA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a grandson who was deployed to Kuwait last week to defend  our country; sister, Violet McClaire of CA; other relatives and friends.


Services will be 10:30A.M., Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

There will be a lunch served at the church after the graveside service.

Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Honorary Bearers
Spencer Fire Department

Active Casket Bearers
Doug Duncan
Mark Stover
Ben Grimmius
Jeff Huckfelt
John Mills
Bob Sembach

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Sunday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
Organist - Elina Ozolins

Congregational Hymn
"Amazing Grace"

CD Selections
"Holes in the Floor of Heaven"
"Wind Beneath My Wings"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:47 PM
“Mike, Mary: sincere sympathy to you and your family. ”
- Dr. Paul and Patricia Martin
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 12:22 PM
“Sorry to hear about your mother, Mike.”
- Ken & Nancy Schlichting
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:46 AM
“Kristen, we are so sorry for the loss of your grandma. You are always in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. Jim & Jan Rusk”
- Jan Rusk
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:24 PM
“Dear Mike and Mary, I am sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you.”
- Jane Kauzlarich
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:44 AM
“Mike, Ann and Don; We are so sorry to read about Regina. I have not seen her for a while but it was always fun to visit with her when we did see each other. Great lady and a fun neighbor. I know you have lots of wonderful memories of times spent at the lake when you were kids and with your extended firefighter family as you were growing up.”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM
“All my family wishes to pay tribute to our Aunt Regina and offer our condolences to Mike, Ann, and Donnie Harleman as well as Joan and her family for this loss of such a great leader to our families. She was a great mother, teacher, and inspiration to us all as well as the community as a whole. I can say she was also very kind and never once did I hear a harsh word from her. Gina will be missed by her family that adored her but they will carry the torch as she taught them. George Junior is now with her again for eternity,r their love never ended. We promise to always keep you in our hearts and minds!”
- Dr. Gregory Hurt
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:40 PM
“My sincerest condolences to Ann and the rest of the family. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a loved one. She will be watching over you all from heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Katie Hein
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“Mike & family, I am so sorry at the loss of your mother. I know it is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love so much. You will be in my prayers!”
- Pam Virelli
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“My most sincere condolences. May God give you strength and comfort in this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). He does promise us a beautiful hope for the future at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:3,4. ”
- Karina
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 6:25 PM
“My condolences go out to Mike, Don & families. I only knew Regina through the daffodils sales every year, and through her sons and grandchildren. But that was all I needed to know she had a good heart. May your memories of her live on in you and may your faith sustain you during the difficult times ahead.”
- Diana
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:46 PM
“Regina's Family at Golfview for ten years is saddened to hear of her passing. Regina threw herself heart and soul into everything she did - and she was always kind, helpful, and welcoming to everyone! Blessings, Peace, and Prayers to Regina's Family from her Golfview Family.”
- Golfview Residents
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:46 PM
“I was able to get to know Regina while she lived at Golfview. She was such a sweet lady! We are so very sorry for your loss. Mark & Sue”
- Sue Hallett
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM
“Mike and Don, I am so sorry to see the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time. Vicki Peterson ”
- Vicki Peterson
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
“We have such great memories of Regina from the Fire Department. She was such a special lady and loved by everyone that knew her! Sympathy to her family!”
- Joan and Keith Johnson
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
“Mike and family so sorry for the loss of your mother,i enjoyed taking care of her at Northshire and was just there a week ago and helped feed her supper.she will be missed.”
- fern falline
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
“Donnie and Mike,
We have sooooo many fond memories of Regina (and Grandpa George) from the years together on the Spencer Volunteer Fire Dept. They made the activities and get togethers like dept picnics and water fights feel like family time. They were both loved by all that knew them. Regina was so faithful in supporting the fire dept and its auxiliary. She acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries for everyone on the dept. And one can never forget her role as "the Daffodil Lady" with her tireless efforts to promote the sale and delivery of bouquets of daffodils to support cancer awareness. She had such a big heart and will be missed by so many that were honored to have known her. During this time of sorrow, may you always be aware of the Lord's abiding love and may wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace. She and Grandpa are now together again.
With our deepest sympathy-Tom and Mary Galik”
- Tom and Mary Galik
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM
“So sorry to hear of Regina's passing. I will always remember time spent with her at Sand Bar.”
- Annie Golden
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