Let the memory of Cheri be with us forever
  • 51 years old
  • Born on September 7, 1960 .
  • Passed away on May 21, 2012 .

Cheri J. Rief, 51, of West Point died Monday, May 21, 2012, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

She was born Sept. 7, 1960, in Omaha to Larry and Barbara (Felton) Bigge. She grew up in Omaha, attended Omaha Central High School and graduated from Millard South High School. She was married to David Novotny. She provided daycare in her home and later worked at Brown Baggers, took reservations for OMNI Hotels and had been working at Mutual of Omaha in Blair until she got sick. She married Ken Rief on Aug. 27, 2010.

Survivors include: her husband, Ken Rief of West Point; her mother, Barb Felton of North Bend; her children, Nikki and Josh Markle of Fremont, Heather and Dwight Lawson of Plattsmouth and Tony Novotny of West Point; stepchildren, Dustin and Jaqueline Rief of West Point, Heather and Jeremiah Johnson of Wilcox and Brittany and Mike Sones of Manchester, Iowa; brothers, Terry Bigge, Mike and Diane Bigge of Omaha and Rich Bigge, all of Omaha; stepmother, Dee Bigge of Omaha; two grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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