Diana L Reich

December 23, 1958July 27, 2018
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Diana Reich, 59, of Minatare, NE passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 with her family by her side. Visitation for Diana will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel from 4pm - 7 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Rock Church in Scottsbluff at 10am with Pastor Tyson Lambertson officiating. Burial to follow at Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport, NE. Per Diana’s wishes, the family asks that donations be made in her honor to Festival of Hope or the Panhandle Humane Society. Condolences for the family can be left at Diana was born on December 23, 1958 to Lawrence and Nancy (Hall) Olson in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was an “air force brat” and spent her young years living around the world. Eventually her family settled in Bridgeport, Nebraska, where she graduated. She married Spiro Panas and to this union two sons were born: Tommy and L.J. Panas. In 2010 she married Ed Reich. She worked for Chimney Rock Public Power for 35 years; recently as the General Manager. She thoroughly enjoyed her work. She loved the outdoors and spent as much time as she could hunting, fishing, and hiking. Indoors, she loved to crotchet, make jewelry, and can peaches. She had a passion for reading. She was a devote Christian and was a member of the Rock Church since 2015. She is survived by her husband, Ed Reich of Minatare; children L.J. (Kat) Panas of Kansas, Tommy Panas of Bridgeport; granddaughter Madison; mother Nancy (Harold) Clapp; sisters Tammy (Gary) Kilian of Rapid City, SD, Teri (Dale) Clouser of Lander, WY; step-daughter Jocelyn (Jason) Warden; step-grandchildren Ashton, Seth, Jonny, and Jaxon; step-mother Barbara Olson, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Olson, and grandparents Herman and Inez Hall, and Lloyd and Evelyn Olson.


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  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Mindy and Robert Ford

July 31, 2018

I met Diana years ago when I lived in Bridgeport. She was a very kind , and caring person also a good Christian woman. I babysat her eldest son LJ a few times . We had several nice conversations over a cup of coffee while sharing the stories of the things our children did. I will miss her very much. My prayers go out to all her family. Heaven definitely has a wonderful new angel.
Mindy Ford

Karen Van Patten

July 31, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Ed and all of Diana’s family. Diana was a loving, compassionate and beautiful lady. I felt so fortunate to have met her at our prayer shawl group in September 2016. I will forever cherish the prayer shawl Diana crocheted for me. My very first prayer shawl that I crocheted for our Rock Church Prayer Shawl Ministry we blessed and I gave it to Diana. We both shed tears that day. Diana will forever live in my heart. I am so saddened that she didn’t receive the miraculous healing that we had prayed for. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. May God send peace and comfort to her family and friends. I will forever miss her. I love and miss you Diana.

Karen Van Patten

Markq Farnsworth

July 31, 2018

Life is not fair at times. Diana was a very smart and competent person who brought much to Chimney Rock, her family, friends and community. We will miss your smiles and dry sense of humor. As Bernie shared we will miss her very much in the Rural electric World.

Bernie Fehringer

July 30, 2018

I was saddened to learn of Diana's loss to her cancer. I had enjoyed sitting with her during the Tri-State Rate discussions. She had very good insight into the way the rates would affect Chimney Rock and I appreciated her advice very much.

What a pity to lose such a good mind and a very nice person. We will miss her very much in the Rural Electric World.

Jim and Lisa Biberos

July 30, 2018

Diana, you were an awesome neighbor and I enjoyed the chatting in the yard. But on Facebook, after we moved away, I got to know you so much better. I will miss your posts about fur babies and the weather back home. Rest and be at peace sweet girl.

Stefani Murrell

July 29, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Diana's memory be eternal. With Much Sympathy, The Ted G. Chikos Family (Ted, Tay, George, Be, David, Stefani and Chuck)