JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bill Rollin Reagan passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Jacksonville Fla.
He was born Dec. 2, 1923, to Red (Arnold) and Annie Reagan in Wauneta, Neb. Later the family moved to Stratton where the Reagans ran a dairy farm until the 1940s.
Bill graduated from Stratton High School in 1941. He started his career with the US Postal Service by driving a mail truck on several rural routes.
In 1952, he married Margaret Lee Daffer in Lebanon, Nebraska. They had three children; Pamela, Mary, and Bruce. The children graduated from the McCook schools.
For three years during this time, they owned and operated the Cedar Motel of McCook. Later as Margaret managed the Chief Motel, Bill would help with emergencies and repairs during the evening hours. He retired as a letter carrier in McCook for the US Postal Service. The children remember him working hard and enjoying the variety of delivering mail on routes all over the city.
He is survived by his children and their families, Pamela (David) Busch and children Ben and Erika in Tualatin, Ore., Mary (Charles) Degand of Kirkland, Ill., daughter Colleen and children, Gino, Cassandra, Evan and Aries of Pennsylvania, Bruce (Carmelita) and twin daughters Maria and Katrina of Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by Margaret, his parents, and siblings, Edward, Leonard, and Ebba.
He will always be remembered for his independence, sense of humor, and commitment to family.
Memorials may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
One Intrepid Square
West 46th St and Twelfth Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Memorial service will be Monday, July 6, 2009, at 10 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating.
Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.