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Service Information
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenfield, MN
Friday, July 18, 2014
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenfield, MN
Thursday, July 17, 2014
3-7 PM

Catherine “Cathy” Lee Reich, age 60 of Buffalo, MN passed away at her home on July 13, 2014.

Funeral service on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11 AM at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenfield, MN.

Visitation from 3-7 pm on Thursday with a prayer service at 7 PM & one hour prior to service, ALL AT THE CHURCH.

Interment Salem Cemetery, Greenfield, MN.

Cathy was born on September 22, 1953 in Seattle, WA to Donald and Wilma Jean Blaske. In 1956, she and her brother Wayne were adopted, baptized, and raised in Russel, KS by John & Martha (Tews) Ulrich. After high school in 1971, she moved to Minnesota where she attended and then graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm with a BA degree majoring in English. Cathy taught school for 2.5 years & would substitute teach for many years after. While teaching, she met and then married Michael Hillard Reich on December 10th, 1977. Together they raised 5 sons whom which she was very active in their athletic and academic activities. Cathy also fostered over 150 children from 1988 until July of 2012. She received the “Mother of the Year” award from the Women’s Expo in 2000. She was a co-founder and President of the Minnesota chapter of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America. She served on the board of directors for the American Pinzgauer Association. Cathy truly loved her cows, dogs, fishing, and playing cards with the family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, John & Martha Ulrich.

Survived by her husband, Michael Reich; sons, Peter Reich, Aaron (Kelly) Reich, John (Katie) Reich, Adam (Kirstin) Reich & Paul (fiancé, Maria) Reich; grandchildren, Zachary, Lily, Alexander, Asher, Micah; brother, Wayne (Mary) Ulrich; father & mother-in-law, William & Audrey Reich; nieces & nephews

The Peterson Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Aaron Moen

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Cathy passing so early. I have so many fond memories at the Reich’s household, from snowmobiling, to basketball, fishing, hunting, boys being boys, and my favorite was Cathy’s cooking. She sure could cook something fierce. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and friends.


    Aaron Moen

  2. Dave and Jeannie Dixon

    Dear Mike and family,
    We were shocked and sad to hear of Cathy’s death. We are leaving on Wednesday to visit our family, out of state, so we will not be able to attend the funeral service. Cathy was such a sweet and special person, and you have our deepest sympathy. We will miss her at Immanuel. God’s Blessings to all of you, and we will keep you in our prayers.
    Dave and Jeannie Dixon

  3. Mike and Becky Aanerud

    Reich Family – We were so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. She has been a good friend to the Aanerud family for years. She was a beautiful lady and we always looked forward to visiting with her, seeing the new dogs and getting the best beef. She will be missed. So sorry….

  4. Glenna L Chrisler Letsch

    thinking of your family and schools in Russell, Ks class of 1971. RIP Cathy, the Lord be with you.

  5. Jo Blixrud

    My condolences to Kathy’s family. She was a rare and wonderful person. Kathy worked for me through REM for several years. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. Mark & Karey Lambert

    Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.


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