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Wilma Regier

Funeral service for Wilma Pauline (Geis) Regier, 96, who died Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Marion, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Marion Christian Church.

She will be laid to rest at Marion Cemetery.

Wilma was born Oct. 18, 1927, to Jacob and Pauline (Laufer) Geis at the family’s home in rural Durham

She graduated from Durham High School with the Class of 1945 and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from McPherson College, where she was a history major.

Wilma married Herbert Regier on Nov. 12, 1955, at Durham Baptist Church. They first resided in rural Marion County and later moved to Marion. In November, they would have been married for 69 years.

They had a daughter, Karen, in 1957 and daughter, Gail, in 1960. Wilma was a homemaker until the girls were in upper elementary school. She then worked at the welfare department and Hallett Construction as a secretary, retiring in 1987.

One of her biggest passions was researching her family history and genealogy.

Wilma loved reading and was a very thoughtful person. She would send letters and cards to relatives and friends with very meaningful messages, thoughts, and scripture picked out specifically for each individual.

Wilma also taught Sunday school when her children were younger and was a member of the King’s Daughters of the Baptist Church in Marion. She also volunteered for the Red Cross, collecting donations in rural Marion County.

Wilma had many hobbies she enjoyed throughout her lifetime including studying and sharing her love of history with her children and grandkids, painting, sewing, and collecting any snippet of news or magazine article of interest she thought her loved ones would enjoy and find useful.

She enjoyed cooking and baking traditional German family recipes, especially for holidays.

Wilma shared Jesus to her family and friends by referencing scripture and generously loving others through all of life’s circumstances. She even shared the plan of salvation to one of her doctors in intensive care.

Wilma cherished every member of her family, which includes her husband, Herb, of Marion; daughters Karen Reimer and Gail Regier, both of Wichita; grandchildren Kristina Deighton (and husband Brian) of Raymond, Nebraska; Michael Reimer (and Chrissy) of Park City; Andrew Reimer (and Alyssa) of Lakin; Joanna Luerman (and Jay) of Great Bend; Kara Davis (and Morgan) of Parkville, Missouri; Nathan Reimer (and Jayne) of Wichita; and Luke Reimer (and Chloe) of Glenwood, Iowa.

Also included are great-grandchildren Ryan, Kari, Jonathan, and Kaci Deighton; Roman, Barrett, and Olivia Reimer; Magnolia and Elsie Reimer; Lane and Cooper Luerman; and Duke Davis; sister-in-law Edith Regier; brother-in-law Eugene Christiansen; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Pauline; brother Robert Geis; an infant baby brother; and son-in-law Wes Reimer.

Memorial contributions in Wilma’s name may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse.

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family.

Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Wilma at

Last modified June 5, 2024