Mary Jane Regan

Born on Feb 21, 1934
Departed on May 23, 2024


Mary Jane Regan, 90, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 23, 2024. Born on February 21, 1934, she arrived just moments before her beloved twin brother Jack Scanlan. She was proceeded in death by her husband John Regan, twin brother Jack (Joann) Scanlan, sister Jean Ann Kelzenberg, brother-in-law Jim (Ginny) Regan, brother-in-law Bob Regan (WWII), and sister-in-law Kay McWhinney. 

Jane is survived by her loving children Kelly (Al) Miller, of Elko-New Market, MN, Kasey (Laureen) Regan of Ankeny, IA, Klint (Julie) Regan of Manchester, IA. She leaves behind a legacy of grandchildren, Tucker (Holly) Regan, Hunter Regan, AJ Miller (Christina), and Kevin Miller (Addie), and great grandchildren, Evelynn and Alina, who were her pride and joy (she always wanted a granddaughter and was fortunate enough to have two). 

Janes heart was full of love for her family, including her brothers-in-law Jon McWhinney and Erv Kelzenberg, along with many nieces and nephews and friends, too many to mention. Jane life was marked with unwavering devotion to her Catholic faith and her Irish heritage. She attended Immaculate Conception School from K-12, maintaining close relationships with her classmates throughout her life. 

After 2 years at Coe College, she met the love of her life, John, while working at National Oats Company. They were wed and exchanged vows at Immaculate Conception church, on October 13, 1956. 

Janes kindness and compassion touched the lives of all her knew her. She never uttered a harsh word toward anyone and approached each person with love and understanding. As a mother, wife, sister, and mother-in-law and grandmother, she set an example of grace and love that will be cherished forever. 

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Michelle Simoneau of Marion, for her exceptional care and friendship over the years, as well as to the staff at Valley View Village for their unwavering dedication and support during the last 2-1/2 years of her life. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to : 
Valley View Village Chapel, 2571 Guthrie Ave, Des Moines Iowa, 50317, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Linn County. (NAMI of Linn County) PO Box 945, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52406, or Immaculate Conception Church, 857 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Rest well mother. Your legacy of love and compassion will live on in our hearts forever. We are immensely proud of you and the impact you have made on all of us. 

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where a visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. until service time. Burial: Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.