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E. Dean Regehr

E. Dean Regehr, 80, died June 28, 2022, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.  He was born November 19, 1941, in Hutchinson, the son of Elmer and Dorothy Ratzlaff Regehr.  A graduate of Inman High School, he was also a graduate of McPherson College and had received his master’s in education in Alva, OK.  Dean was a teacher all his life, teaching in Culver, Medicine Lodge, Haviland, and the longest time at Hutchinson High School, where he was the Industrial Arts Teacher. Most recently he was a teacher at Bob Johnson’s.   He was a football and basketball referee for high school and college and a driver’s ed teacher for Hutchinson High School.

Dean was a Member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, a member of the Little Valley Township Board, loved to go boating, was an avid arborist, and farmed on his parent’s farm for a lot of his life.

He married Lois Ann Wedel on September 14, 1962, in Inman.  She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Randall (Janelle Hanson) Regehr, Wichita and Gregory Dale Regehr, Inman; 3 grandchildren, Meghan Kay Regehr, Kursten Louise Regehr, and Matthew Randall (McKenna) Regehr; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Regehr, Inman.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Regehr.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2022 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.  The service will be live streamed and can be seen on the Inman Funeral Home Facebook page or the church website.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Mennonite Church or the American Heart Association, both in care of Inman Funeral Home.   To leave a condolence for the family, visit: www.inmanfh.com.

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My long time buddy, Elm, as I called him go all the way back to Wolf Creek School which was one room and where we learned a lot about life as well as a bit of education. We got in a lot of trouble together and also had a great deal of fun. We went to school together for 14 years from the first grade through Hutchinson Juco. He was certainly a good friend and buddy for many years and have a lot of cherished memories of our times together. God bless! Ray

Ray Hofmeier Jul 3 2022 3:09 PM