Regina I. (Lundell) Budensiek, 78, of Cannon Falls,
Regina I. (Lundell) Budensiek, 78, of Cannon Falls, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Regina was born March 13, 1931, the daughter of Rutherford and Blanche (Lindell) Lundell, and grew up southeast of Cannon Falls. She had worked as a nurse's aid at St. John's Hospital in Red Wing and for the St. Paul Fire Insurance Company in St. Paul. She also had worked as a waitress. Regina married her best friend Floyd on July 9, 1977, on a hobby farm south of Goodhue (White Willow). She and Floyd loved traveling and had made two trips to Alaska, once to Hudson Bay, Canada, and they also traveled to Hawaii. Regina loved being close to her brothers and sisters during her retirement years. She was always able to find laughter and humor through the difficult times. She loved to sing and dance. But most of all she loved to spend as much time as possible with her grandchildren.
Regina is lovingly survived by her husband of 31 years, Floyd; her two sons, Randy (Karen) Stein of Red Wing and Guy (friend Marilyn) of Lakeville, Minn.; her grandchildren Ryan Stein and Sara Stein, both of Lakeville; two stepsons, Mike (Patty) and family of Zumbrota and Keith and family of Farmington; her two sisters, Elaine Nelson and Jean (Curt) Duden; two brothers Melvin (Donna) Lundell and Dale Lundell; sister-in-law Ione Lindell; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne Lundell.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, 7459 Hwy 19 Blvd., Cannon Falls. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Casketbearers will be Craig Scott, Rick Fox, Doug Stahnke, Danny Zimmerman and Jeff Lindell. Honorary casketbearers will be Mike McInerny, Jim Niebling and Willard Steel. Interment in the St. Ansgar's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.