Hastings resident Cheri J. Reams, 62, wife, mother, and mommo passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2020, with her family by her side. Cheri was with her family on vacation per her demand as she was battling a short hard-fought fight with cancer. Cheri didn’t make it home and met the Lord in Loveland, CO.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 10, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Minister Raleigh White officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Cheri was born on February 21, 1958, to Eugene & Virginia (Lewis) Bukowski. Her parents preceded her in death at a young age so her grandparents finished raising her in Grand Island, NE. Cheri graduated from Grand Island Senior High School. The day after graduation she married the love of her life Rick Reams on May 21, 1976. Forty-four years later and they were still best friends. To this union, they raised their four children in Hastings, NE.
Cheri was a driven professional with an unmatched work ethic. Cheri and Rick owned and operated Reams Wrecker Service in Hastings for over 50 years. If you didn’t know Cheri from the towing operations then you surely met her at the Hastings Federal Credit Union. Cheri just celebrated 28 years of devotion to the Credit Union as the collections manager. Ask any member of the Credit Union and they will have their own memories of Cheri as she was always focused on relationships and helping others.
Cheri was a devoted mother, raising her children and grandchildren was always her priority. To the day she passed away she proved family was her pride and joy.
Cheri was preceded in death by her parents.
Cheri is survived by:
Children, Spouses & Families:
Jordan & Gabrielle Reams
Stacy & Chris Bates
Rilee & Jaxen Bates
Tiffany & Adam Fitzke
Paetyn & Emersyn Fitzke
Tabitha & Brandon Miller
Isabelle Reams & Cooper Miller
Also, left behind, Cheri has 4 sisters and 1 brother that survive her.
Special family friends known and treated as family:
Grant & Becki Bachman
Braelyn, Brynlee, Griffey & Gillian Bachman
We want to leave you with this. Cheri was a true legacy, her motto always was “no one gets left behind” as you go on through life please choose to pick others up when they fall, be a mentor and give guidance, cheer on the underdog, and last but not least in a world where you can be anything…be kind.