Frederick “Fred” G. Regan

Frederick “Fred” G. Regan
Date of Birth: August 31, 1938
Died on: August 03, 2017

Ashley, ND-Memorial service for Frederick “Fred” G. Regan, 78, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Linda J. Schauer will officiate.

Fred died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Ashley Medical Center.

Frederick Gessner Regan, son of Dan and Lorraine (Gessner) Regan, was born August 31, 1938 in Devils Lake, ND. He grew up and helped on the family farm at Penn, ND. After graduating high school, Fred joined the United States Air Force in 1957. During his military service, he spent two years stationed overseas in England and Germany. Following an Honorable Discharge in 1962 Fred went to work for The Boeing Company. In 1990, he married Geneva Tilton in Mesa, AZ. They returned to the family farm in Penn which was a North Dakota Centennial Farm. Fred raised Landrace Hogs and Durum Wheat. He also taught Carpentry at Little Hoop Community College in Fort Totten, ND. For the past ten years Fred and Geneva have made their home in Ashley.

Fred was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. He was an artist and enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. Fred finished his last drawing the day before he died. He also loved history and old vehicles.

Grateful for having shared Fred’s life are his wife Geneva of Ashley; daughter Lisa (Kevin) Forsman of Ashley; three sons, Rick (Liz) Zuercher of Kyle, SD, Gary (Marty) Zuercher of Higley, AZ and Ted Zuercher of North Carolina; one brother, Paul (Joanie) Regan of Texas; and two nephews Patrick and Michael Regan of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his aunt, Fern.

Honorary Urnbearers will be Fred’s family and friends.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Sharon & Gayler Korsmo says:

    So sorry for the loss of Fred. He was a generous man, loved to talk, and a faithful member at Zion Lutheran Church. May God grant you peace. Pastor Sharon and Pastor Gayler Korsmo, formerly of Ashley.

  2. Donna and Delbert Eszlinger says:

    Lisa, and Kevin,, we are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, what a kind man, always easy to visit with, and a regular at Zion Lutheran, Sunday mornings, with a smile and a greeting for everyone.. Our thoughts, and prayers to you and Fred’s family.

  3. My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in Jehovah God’s promise to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) Peace to you during this difficult time.

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