Regina A. Fischbach - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 7, 1931 - December 28, 2018

Regina Ann Fischbach "Jean", age 87, of Richfield, passed away on December 28, 2018. Regina was born January 7, 1931 in Coggan, IA to Joseph and Opal (Kehrli) Coleman. In her younger years, Regina enjoyed working on the farm, driving her Volkswagen Beetle and traveling with her friends. On Dec. 28, 1963, Regina married Vernon P. Fischbach at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Minneapolis. She worked at St. Peter's Church, Woodlake Point Condominiums and Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, but she was most proud to be the mother of her three children and grandmother to her six grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and friends and cherished every visit, letter and email. Regina is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; parents, Joseph and Opal Coleman; siblings, Mary Zieser, Lenora Burke, Louis Coleman and infant siblings Glen and Frances. She is survived by her children, Gary (Mary) Fischbach, Jeff (Cathy) Fischbach and Linda (Jim) Melssen; grandchildren, Allison, Nathan, Peter, Elizabeth, Joseph and Kate. She is also survived by her four sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Mount Olivet Home for their compassionate care.

Memorials preferred to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Richfield, or Catholic Charities.


  1. Joleen Zieser - niece says:

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, it is never easy no matter what age they are or we are when this happens. I know that all of you have some great memories that will keep her in your hearts forever. She was a great wife, mom, grandmother and aunt and will be missed. I am glad that all of you got to celebrate Christmas together and from all the pictures that you sent to us, it looks like she was enjoying the day. I am glad that she got to spend her wedding anniversary with Vern in Heaven. I am sure that everyone was there to greet her – we have a lot of special angels watching over us. Take care

  2. M A Collins says:

    Beautiful picture of Jean… Wonderful lady, mom , grandma and friend.

  3. Gerry Nonn says:

    I am saddened to hear about the passing of Regina. Although I did not know her, she was a lovely lady. She was a family person and her grandson – Nate – whom I am a colleague of here at IBM Rochester is a wonderful tribute to family. He is a great person and I wish the family nothing but the best and to enjoy and live out Grandmas legacy. God Bless

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