Nancy Reese, 1943-2021

 

Nancy Sue Reese, 77, of Mill Creek, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021, at her home with her husband by her side.

She was born Oct. 8, 1943, to Charles and Zelma Kathryn (Walters) Cripe.

Nancy was a factory molder for many years at WireKraft, from where she retired upon the closing of the company. She loved the outdoors, hiking, camping and socializing around the campfire. Nancy always enjoyed shopping at flea markets. She enjoyed her nickname, “Sweet, Kind and Understanding,” and was often seen socializing with friends and family. Nancy was very devoted to her church and church family, and enjoyed decorating the sanctuary for every season and holiday.

On May 5, 1963, in Walkerton, Ind., she married Lewis “Lewie” R. Reese, who survives.

Also surviving are her brother, Deloyce Cripe of Walkerton; 2 sisters, Kay Pletcher and Kari Albert, both of Walkerton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Michael Albert.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, Ind., with Pastor Joshua Carney officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Due to the recent governor’s order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing of six feet.

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Lewis “Lewie” Reese, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, Ind. 46350, or to the donor’s choice.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

10 Responses to “Nancy Reese, 1943-2021”

  1. Dave and Kathe Raymond

    Feb 18. 2021

    Lewie ….We are so sorry !!!!

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  2. Frank Wiatrowski

    Feb 18. 2021

    Condolences Lewie

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  3. Jim Smith

    Feb 18. 2021

    Lewie, Sorry to here about Nancy.

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  4. Richard Pate

    Feb 18. 2021

    So sorry for the loss of your sister Bob Cripe.

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  5. Judy & Mike

    Feb 19. 2021

    She will be greatly miss at Potato Creek campground!

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  6. Diane Glassman

    Feb 19. 2021

    Lewie, so very sorry for your loss, we will see you Monday

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  7. Mike Magley

    Feb 19. 2021

    So sorry for your loss… love and memories last forever…

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  8. Courtney Parthun

    Feb 19. 2021

    What a bright light that Nancy! One in a million. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  9. Ted and Phyllis

    Feb 20. 2021

    Lewie, We are so sorry. We will always remember the camp
    fire gatherings with loving memories.

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