Barbara J. Regan, 58

Mrs. Barbara J. Regan (nee Crabtree), of Port Washington, formerly of  
Egan, Minn., and Waterloo, Iowa, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct.  
23, 2011, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was 58 years old.

Barb was born Dec. 19, 1952, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Max  
Crabtree and Audrey Wiecks. After graduating from Dunkerton Community  
High School, she attended Hawkeye Technical College where she studied  
nursing. On Dec. 19, 1970, she was united in marriage with James  
Regan in Black Hawk County, Iowa. In the mid 1990s, the couple moved  
to Egan, Minn. Barb worked as an LPN at nursing homes in both Iowa  
and Minnesota. In 2000, the couple moved to Port Washington, where  
Barb worked at Microbrush in Grafton for two years.

Barb enjoyed bowling, reading, watching soap operas and collecting  
hundreds of antique perfume bottles. Barb is survived by her husband  
of 40 years, Jim Regan, and their children, Danelle (Lance) Merrill  
and Christi Myers, both of Troutman, N.C. She is further survived by  
grandchildren, Karlie Myers, JJ Merrill, Jackie Merrill and Lexie  
Regan;  sisters, Sandy Klammer of Denver, Iowa, and Nancy (Larry)  
Petty of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Rick Crabtree of Iowa; sister-in- 
law, LaDonna (Tim) Sager of Denver, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Gary  
(Carol) Regan of Charles City, Iowa, and Dennis Regan of Grundy  
Center, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donnie Crabtree;  
and grandson, Steven Myers.

Private family services were held. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port  
Washington, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online  
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