Christine Marie Reiher
September 15, 1956 – March 19, 2021
Christine Marie Reiher “Chrissy” was born September 15, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan to her parents Ruth and the late Raymond Thomas. Christine passed away surrounded by family on March 19, 2021. Beloved wife of Ronald K. Reiher for 43 years. Proud mother of Jeffrey Reiher, Timothy (Kimberly) Reiher, and Jonathan (Anna) Reiher. Loving grandmother of Hailey, Jessie, Noah, Paige, Isabella, and Jack. Dear sister of Dave (Lorrie) Thomas, Cliff (Pina) Thomas, Carol (Alan), Maureen, and Norman (Robin) Thomas. Dearest aunt of Lindsay, Samantha, Scott, Kristin, Michael, Mark, Kevin, Steven, and Luke. Cherished cousin of Gary (Alicia), Tom (Veronica), and Karen (Mark). Loving niece of Rita (Dario), Fr. Norman P. Thomas of Sacred Heart Detroit, Ronald "Ronnie" (Bernie), and Ronald (Judy). Lifelong friend of 48 years to Linda (Randy) Teasley and godmother and mentor to Linda’s children; Jason, Michael, and the late Barb, who she loved. College pals of Pat Collins and Sue Gall.
Chris went to grade school at Immaculate Heart of Mary and graduated from Rosary High School in 1974. She later went to college at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, and graduated in 1976 with a degree in early education. She met the love of her life, Ron, and together they raised their 3 sons. Chris loved going to watch her sons sporting events and eventually when they had kids of their own, she was always there to root for her grandchildren at their games or competitions.
Chris always had a way of putting others first. She was a founding member of the boy scout troop 2001 and supported them for 20 years. She was very involved with her community and was always donating or helping out the less fortunate. In her spare time, she loved gardening and painting as she was very artistic. But, her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, they truly meant everything to her; going on adventures with her husband to Punta Gorda Isles, Florida for their honeymoon or a simple day trip to St. Ignace Casino. Her favorite trip of all was a girls' trip to Gatlinburg, TN. Chris was caring, compassionate, supportive, and an all-around incredible woman. There are not enough words to express how much she will be missed by her family and friends.
A visitation will occur Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Harry J Will Funeral Home in Livonia from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Detroit On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Christine's honor.
Capuchin Soup Kitchen - https://www.cskdetroit.org/more-than-about-food/
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Detroit) - https://osvhub.com/sacredheartdetroit/funds
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Christine Marie Reiher
April 8, 2021
Chris, Christine....you always told me not to call you Chrissie. You always made me laugh so hard sometimes my stomach hurt. I'm so glad for the fun we had. You were my big sister in so many ways and I'll never forget it.
I'm sorry I can't be there right now, but know I wish I was.
You're gonna rock heaven and all the angels for sure.
We'll meet again and share a laugh.
March 29, 2021
I was so sad to hear of Christine's passing. I had the pleasure of associating with her during the early years of Boy Scout Troop 2001. Such a nice, warm, charming lady who shared generously of her time and talent, and home to make a great scouting experience for all the boys. My deepest sympathies, love and prayers go out for Ron, Jeff, Tim, and Jon, and all her family and friends. May God rest her sweet soul!
Dick & Sherry Bass
March 25, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her for a number of years. She was always happy, always so kind and caring. She was a beautiful lady with a great sense of humor. I know what a devoted wife, mother and grandmother she was and will be missed by her family and friends. We regret that we will not be able to pay my respects in person. Sherry and I will be in GA the entire week after Easter. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick & Sherry Bass
Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin
March 25, 2021
On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Christine. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of her life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Reiher family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Christine.
March 22, 2021
I have so many memories of our special friendship. Chris was like the sister I never had. Always there for me that's just the way she was. When I first met her I couldn't get over how someone could be so pretty and have such a great personality. So caring & thoughtful. I couldn't get over how witty she was. We shared some good laughs. So many times when something in my life or hers came up we just had to call each other. Somehow after that phone call it just was better. I will miss her dearly my best friend ! 48 yrs is a long time & in all that time we never fought we just clicked. I love you Dear Friend my heart is very heavy. My heart goes out to your family and your dear Grandchildren she loved all of you so much
March 21, 2021
Words can't express the sorrow you must be feeling at the loss of your wonderful mother! I was very saddened to hear of Chris' passing!!!!! So very saddened and full of grief! This brought tears to my eyes! I went to IHM with Chris for 8 years!!!! When I hear of someone passing from our elementary school, it just breaks my heart! All the memories come rushing in...great memories of those times! Everyone was so close in the old neighborhood! I began having class gatherings, and I'm so glad Chris came to one! It was wonderful to see her again! After that, I kept in contact with her on Facebook and went to visit her! She was always so nice...to everyone! I have this feeling there is one more star up in the sky tonight. And even though it's far away, its brightness and warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark! Definitely a life to be celebrated! Peace to your family! Keep the best memories closest! Hugs!