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James "Jim" Regan

December 15, 1943 ~ June 23, 2022 (age 78)


James Daniel “Jim” Regan of West Bend passed away peacefully at Samaritan Health Center on June 23, 2022.

Jim was born in Madison on December 15, 1943 to the late Frank and Helen Regan (Schmeltzer).  He was a Navy veteran and proud police officer for 32 years.  He served with the UW-Madison University Police, the Green County Sheriff’s Department, and 27 years with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of West Bend; daughters, Christine Schmidt of Newfane, Michelle (Brendan) Braun of West Bend; brother, John (Eileen) Regan; sister, Mary (Ron) Richardson of Madison; and grandsons, Brady (Emily) Schrauth, Connor Braun, Tucker Schmidt, and Owen Schmidt.

There will be no service per Jim’s request but memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial.

Special thanks to Allay Hospice for their care of Jim and his family.

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