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Regina M (Bachant) Craney

August 26, 1940 ~ May 28, 2019 (age 78)


Regina Mabel Craney, 78 of Winona, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI.

Gina was born August 26, 1940, in Clifton, NJ to Walter and Regina (Kruers) Bachant. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On August 26, 1967, she married Stephen Craney in Eau Claire, WI. Together they raised two children: Erin and Sean.

She retired from Riverside Electronics, Winona in 1991 after many years of employment. Possessing a zest for life and a full sense of humor, Gina enjoyed reading, travel, theater, animals, and nature.

She is survived by her husband Stephen; daughter Erin (David Jolles) Craney, Missoula, MT; a son Sean (Diane) Craney, Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren: Samantha, Max and Miriam; a brother Joseph (Fran) Bachant, Jefferson City, MO, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family is having a private service. In the summer, there will be a Celebration of Life.  The details will be announced later.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.  Words of sympathy and remembrance can be given at

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