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Eugene A. Registad

Eugene A. Registad Jan. 18, 1934 - July 9, 2013

WILLMAR -Eugene A. Reigstad, age 79, of Willmar, sadly left us Tuesday morning, July 9, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after a long stay at Rice Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Eugene "Gene" Arnold Reigstad was born on January 18, 1934, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Elmer and Ruth (Cummings) Reigstad and the great grandson of the O.S. Reigstad clan of the Pennock and Willmar areas. He grew up and received his education in Willmar community. Gene served his country from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Hawaii. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry for many years. He was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church and a proud member of Local #49 Operating Engineers.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Reigstad of Eagan; two brothers, Richard Reigstad of Willmar and Gary Stranberg of Minneapolis, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Danny R. Reigstad who was killed in action in VietNam in 1967; one sister, Joann Lord; two nephews, Michael Lord and Jeffrey Reigstad; one aunt, Marion Reigstad and son-in-law, Steve Gallagher.