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Rebecca Deuel

January 3, 1957 — December 10, 2021

Rebecca Deuel

Rebecca Jo "Becky" Deuel, age 64, of St. Johns , went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10 2021 . She was surrounded by family, including her two loving sisters, as well as her two sons who held her hand as she passed.

Per Becky's request, a cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Becky's Life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 2-4 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns , MI .

Becky was born in Owosso , Michigan on January 3, 1957 , the daughter of John and Ann (Tomanica) Reagen.  She graduated from Fulton High School with the class of 1975 and earned her LPN from Lansing Community College .

Becky, as she liked to be called, was a devoted nurse for over 30 years and dedicated herself to her craft.  She specialized in elderly care, but she mastered in love and compassion.  Numerous times through her nursing career she created bonds with some very special people, people who would help mold her two sons into the men they are today.  Even after her nursing career was cut short due to her long time health problems, she still devoted her time to taking care of her ailing mother.

Becky was also the best mother two wild sons could ask for.  She loved her sons unconditionally, teaching them that Love is All You Need (She loved The Beatles!!!) and that a mother's love is eternal.  She also showed that same love to her sons friends, letting numerous friends stay with them when they needed it most.

When Becky was growing up; her favorite place to go to was Mackinac Island . She loved it so much that she worked on the Island at a bike shop for 2 summers when she was a teenager. Eventually she would take her sons to the island and it would become their favorite place to go to with her.   Even though her final years resulted in numerous hospital and rehab stays, she always stayed positive and fought like a Warrior for her family. Her retirement years were spent helping raise her grandson who she loved more than anything in the world and enjoying the time she was finally able to have with her sons.

She is survived by her two sons Richard and Jonathan Deuel as well as her grandson Jonathan Deuel ll. She had two loving sisters: Peggy (Michael) Smark and Carol (Brian) Rumzek who gave her 3 nephews, Chris Leslie, Jason Leslie and Rick Sevenski as well as a niece, Breanna Sevenski.   Becky is preceded in death by her parents John and Ann Reagen, infant brother Patrick Douglas Reagen and infant twin sister Joan Christine Reagen.

Memorials may be made to Michigan Lupus Foundation - 30200 Telegraph Rd. Suite 170 , Bingham Farms, MI 48025.  Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns , Michigan .

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Past Services

A celebration of his life for family and friends

Saturday, December 18, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel

104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879

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