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Regina M. Forgette
Regina M. (Kregelka) Forgette, 94, of Nadeau, Mi. passed away Sunday, March 23 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1919 in Powers, Mi., to the late Joseph and Stella (Hanchek) Kregelka, at the age of 16, she worked for WPA mending books. On May 25, 1940 she married Arthur L. Forgette at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Nadeau, Mi. and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1989. She worked for Midwest Chair in Nadeau until its closing. She then worked for Robinson Furniture and was also the bookkeeper for the family business, Art Forgette Logging and Evergreens.
She was a seamstress who made and altered many things for her family. She enjoyed dancing, polkas on Sunday afternoons at Equity Hall and most of all, loved her family. A member of St. Bruno Catholic Church and St. Anne's Altar Society, she was also a member of the Red Hats, formerly taught CCD and was a 4H leader.
Survivors include a son, Brian (Beverly) Forgette and a daughter, Bonnie Klingenmaier, both of Carney, Mi.; a daughter, Joy (Bill) Shesky, of Marquette, Mi; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister in law, Inez Kregelka of Menominee; a brother-in-law, Bob (Pat) Forgette, of Menominee; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona and Rose and three brothers, John, Henry and Raymond.
Family and friends may call at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Nadeau Thursday, March 27 after 3 p.m. until time of Eulogy at 5:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. with Father Michael Vichich officiating. Burial will be in Nadeau Township Cemetery in the spring. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in her name.
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