Blue Earth Regina "Jean" Eischen, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont.
Funeral Services were held on Dec. 19, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth.?The Rev. Peter Klein officiated. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Jean was born on Nov. 3, 1925, in Silverlake Township, the daughter of Anthony and Mary (Mosloski) Nowak. She was raised in East Chain where she attended country schools. She was married to Laurence J. "Toby" Eischen on Feb. 15, 1944, in East Chain. The couple farmed south of Guckeen before moving into Guckeen in 1969 where they built Toby's Bar and Grill. They operated the bar until selling in the early 1980's. In 1984, Jean started working at the Super 8 Motel in Blue Earth in the laundry services department. She retired from Super 8 in 2012. Jean was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Guckeen. She enjoyed dancing, polka music and being with her family.
Jean is survived by her son, Jim (Janiece) Eischen, of Blue Earth; daughters, Mary (Jon) Gregory, of Guckeen, and Judy (Fred) Dilger, of Rosemount; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1995; sister, Clara Wolff; and brother, Ray Nowak.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com