Regina Jamroz, 85, Kronenwetter, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2021. She was born on August 2, 1936, in Wausau, the daughter of William and Martha (Streich) Fochs. On May 18, 1957, Fr. Joseph Cysewski united Regina and Richard Jamroz in marriage at St. Paul Catholic Church in Mosinee.
While attending high school, Regina cared for her aging parents…a foreshadowing of what her future would look like after high school. Upon graduation, Regina attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Wausau. After receiving her nursing certificate, Regina would be uprooted a short time later. Her husband Richard joined the service. Together, they spent the next 3 years in Kansas, Virginia, Seattle and Alaska, where Richard was stationed in the Army. She was actively employed as a nurse throughout. Upon completion of Richard’s service in the Army, they moved back to their roots in Mosinee.
Once home, Regina began her nursing career at Wausau Hospital and later Memorial Hospital. Her pursuit of helping others in the health care profession, would also see her complete stints as a nurse for the Mosinee Paper Mill and Lincoln County where she cared for homebound patients. Her relentless efforts to help others in her early days as a night supervisor at Wausau Memorial Hospital, eventually led to recognition on the front page of the local newspaper. Unfortunately, the article included a picture of her car in the ditch with a telephone pole laying nearby as a result of her falling asleep on the way home in the early morning hours after work. Thankfully, she had a guardian angel watching over her that day.
Consequently, Regina was a guardian angel for her 6 children, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. With the help of her husband, Richard and Regina were always in lockstep with each other in raising their children. There was no playing one off the other even though their children tried. Their strong faith and commitment to God, family, always doing what was right and working hard, were values that were instilled in all at a young age. More specifically the value of working hard was evidenced in her yearly pickle picking chores that saw the family come together under the hot central Wisconsin summers. This would yield enough money for new shoes and clothes before every school year. Had it not been for Regina stepping on a mouse nest during one of those pickle picking days, this family bonding experience may still be going on to this day!
Regina was preceded in death by her husband (Richard) of nearly 60 years in April of 2017. Regina is survived by two daughters, Mary (Dan) Helgeson, Rothschild, Joan (Ken) Kozik, Chili, four sons; Wayne (Nancy) Jamroz, Belvedere, IL, Rick (Julie) Jamroz, Mosinee, Steve (Brenda) Jamroz, Neenah, and Bruce (Amy) Jamroz, Mosinee. She is also survived by granddaughters; Rebecca (Justin Warren) Helgeson, Brianna (Tyler) Schield, Amanda Kozik, Bailly Jamroz, Anna Jamroz, Maddie Jamroz, and Evie Jamroz, grandsons; Bill Helgeson, David Helgeson, Brett (Kaitlin) Jamroz, Ryan Jamroz, Jonah Jamroz, and Brandon Jamroz. She is also survived by four great grandchildren; Emmett Warren, Layla Warren, Aiden Schield and Elliana Schield. Regina is further survived by two sisters; Bernadine (Fochs) Kluz, Mosinee and Bernice (Fochs) Papa, West Allis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Donald Meuret will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Friday until of services at the church. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.bestefh.com.