Regina Jones


Regina C. Jones, age 82 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Saturday morning, January 1, 2022.

Regina Catherine, the daughter of Albert and Bernadine (Bennett) Schneider, was born on July 7, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Mercy Catholic High School, an all girls school, with the class of 1957. On August 5, 1957, Regina was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Alan Jones at St. Florian Catholic Church in West Milwaukee. Regina then continued her education in nursing and later graduated as a LPN. Before her longtime career at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, she worked at a nursing home in Hastings. Regina loved gardening, going to craft fairs, traveling with Al, experiencing new things in life, and spending time with her family, especially the grandkids. She had one of the most sensitive, sweet, and kind souls and was always willing to help others. Regina also enjoyed being active volunteering at her church, in the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing volleyball in her younger years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer Marie; and recently by her brother, Joseph Schneider in April of 2021.

Regina is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Alan; daughters, Natalie (Tim) Breen, Elizabeth Ratajczyk, and Brenda (Bruce) Beadles; grandchildren, Nicole, Daniel, David, Stephen, William, Jonah, Victoria, Alexander, Jacob, and Aleya; great grandchildren, Mason, Marilyn, Regina Catherine, Jameson, Maryanna, Alexandra, Josephine, Carli, and Josie; sisters, Mary Cheney and Sue (John) Juenemann; her cat, the “Mighty” Mo; and by many close neighbors, family members and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., and to a reception immediately following the graveside service, all at church Wednesday, January 12.

For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral. com Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

January 5, 2022