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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Jerome K. ‘JK’ ‘Doc’ Regier

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  • Jerome “JK” “Doc” Regier, 79, of McPherson passed away at 4:36 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, suddenly, at his home.
    Jerome was born on March 16, 1935, in Newton, the son of Mary (Koller) and Paul  Regier.
    Jerome attended Moundridge grade school and graduated from Moundridge High School, Moundridge. He then attended Bethel College, Newton, and graduated from Veterinary School of Medicine Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, and received his DVM. He also was in the R.O.T.C. program.
    He was a member of West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.
    Jerome honorably served in the U.S. Air Force.
    Through the years, Jerome worked for Dr. M.F. Scoby at Scoby’s Veterinary Clinic and later operated his own practice, Countryside Animal Clinic, alongside his wife and partner, Jean.
    Jerome was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, KVMA, American Quarter Horses Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and was a former member of the AVMA.
    Jerome K. Regier was united in marriage to Jean Bartley on June 12, 1960, at Great Bend. The young couple established their first home together at Moses Lake, Washington, while Jerome was in the Air Force. After his honorable discharge, they then moved to McPherson.
    He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 54 years, Jean Regier, of McPherson; his sons, Rick Regier and his wife Michelle, of McPherson and Bart Regier and his wife Laura, of McPherson; his sisters, Jean Regier, of Moundridge and Kandyce Nelson of Dallas; his six grandchildren, Brandon Schmidt and his wife Jaycey, Kale Regier, Dylan Schmidt and his fiancé, Dani Cunningham, Mariah Regier, Cheyenne Regier, and Ross Regier; his five great-grandchildren, Makayla Schmidt, Madison Schmidt, Jacob Schmidt, Evan Cunningham and Brexton Schmidt; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
    Jerome was preceded in death by his parents.
    Friends are invited to call from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson.
    The memorial service will be at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 30  with Reverend Harold Thiessen officiating.
    The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and American Legion Post 24 providing military honors.
    Family request donations to The Hope Fund or McPherson County Humane Society and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.
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