Regan Henderson

Date of Birth

Nov 03,1951

Date of Death

May 05,2018

Regan Henderson, age 66, of Elburn, IL, passed away in the morning hours of May 5, 2018, in the loving home of his family in Elburn. Regan was born on November 3, 1951, to proud parents Claude and Doris (Rhodes) Henderson. He attended Elburn Elementary School and graduated from Kaneland High School in the class of 1969. He played drums in the school band beginning in elementary school, and continued all the way through high school. Regan also played on local baseball teams and was very proud of his pitching abilities. He was an avid Boy Scout, as well. As a teenager, Regan applied his ability and love for playing the drums, playing in two local bands, Denver Green and Mercy Steele. During the times he was playing with various bands, he made many long lasting friendships. After moving out of Illinois, Regan also continued to play his drums and play in bands. Playing his drums was a lifelong passion and joy for Regan. Regan was married to Sharol Witt and blessed with their son, Brian. Being the first grandchild, Brian was adored by the whole family. When Regan moved to Texas, he met Rebecca Paige. Regan was then united in marriage to Rebecca, where they were blessed with three beautiful children, Ian, Sean and Evelyn. They are all both beautiful, inside and out, and deeply loved by Regan’s entire family. Even as a boy, Regan was always a hard worker, delivering newspapers and working in a local restaurant. Regan’s first job in sales was for Frito Lay. He then moved on to become an independent insurance agent. Regan spent most of his adult years in Texas with his children. After he retired, Regan came back home to spend his remaining years in Elburn to be close to his parents and his siblings. Regan had a passion for hobbies. He had an assertive personality and was always a take charge kind of guy. He took his hobbies seriously and took pride in what he did. At home, Regan was an outstanding cook and a “grill master”. He was always cooking up something for the kids. He also made “thousands” of chocolate chip cookies, which were one of his specialties. One hobby that stayed constant was his love for motorcycles. Even before he had a driver’s license, he bought a motorcycle and would ride it in the yard around his childhood home. Regan loved his motorcycles, and was extremely proud of the many outstanding bikes that he had throughout his life. When Regan had time off, he was an enthusiastic camper and fisherman. He would load all the kids up in the car and drive 26 hours from Dallas to Northern Minnesota. Vacationing in Minnesota at Stocking Lake had been a Henderson tradition for generations. Another passion of Regan’s that never wavered was his love for music. He continually loved to listen to music and played his drums throughout his life. His three sons followed in his footsteps and had an affinity for playing instruments, as well. All three of them are talented musicians, just like their father. After Regan moved back to Illinois, he helped his parents by taking care of them and sharing some more of his “famous” cooking. Regan’s greatest accomplishment in life was raising his four beautiful and wonderful children. They were his greatest gifts and he loved them dearly. He was also blessed with three grandchildren, Stuart, Chloe and Aaron. Regan will especially be remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humor. His love and humor will be forever missed and will never be forgotten. He was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and uncle. Regan is survived by his loving parents, Claude and Doris Henderson; four children: Brian Henderson, Ian Henderson, Sean Henderson, and Evelyn (Brett) Landers; three grandchildren: Stuart and Chloe Henderson, and Aaron Landers; three siblings: Sue (Scott) Novak, Kathy Henderson Cone, and Ron Henderson; nieces and nephews: Max and Zachary Novak and Francie and Eve Cone. Regan is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Henderson; his grandparents, George and Metta Henderson, Geneva Henderson, and Cecil and Aline Rhodes. Visitation will be from 1:30- 3p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. For more information, go to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at where you can read his full life story.

Funeral service to celebrate his life to follow at 3 p.m.

Visitation will be from 1:30- 3p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119.

Private family burial to take place at a later date.

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