Vicki Ream loved living life to the fullest extent just as much as she did her family and friends. The third of four children born to Frederick L. and Mary Opal (Zimmerman) Bullinger Victoria R. arrived on June 22, 1948 in Goshen, IN.
Vicki attended Walkerton High School and graduated with the Class of 1966, then went on to attend Purdue University for three years. She left there to become a flight attendant, but that was not meant to be. Vicki worked several different jobs, including at a pickle factory, where she met the man of her dreams Robert Ream. The two were certainly meant to be and on July 13, 1971 were married at a fire station in Fort Wayne, IN, dressed simply in t-shirts and cutoffs. The majority of her working career was spent at North American. It was there that Vicki made many connections, including being part of the "Lunch Bunch" that ate together daily, making her 30+ years of service so enjoyable.
In her free time Vicki was an avid reader and enjoyed books by John Sandford, Jane Austen, and various other mystery novels. Vicki's favorite movies of all time were Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias.
Traveling was another hobby for Vicki and she enjoyed seeing the sights from trips to Italy, Venezula, and Florida where she could spend time with family.
Other special occasions were Thanksgiving and Christmas, where gatherings occurred yearly at her parents' home in Walkerton.
Best described, Vicki had quite the quirky sense of humor, well known to many, would make you scratch your head and laugh. All of these wonderful attributes will be immensely missed and dearly treasured permanently in our hearts.
Victoria "Vicki" Ream, age 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away at 12:39 pm on Thursday January 11, 2018 at her residence.
Survivors include her daughter, Stacy A. (Will) Britton of Muncie, IN and; son, Joshua W. (Itala) Ream of Hong Kong; step-son, Robert C. Ream of Syracuse, IN; grandchildren, Chelsey Ream, Luther Gilmore IV and Liam Britton of Muncie, IN, Alyssa Ream of Indianapolis, IN, Blake Ream of Fort Wayne, IN and Emiliana and Matteo Ream of Hong Kong; sister Cheryl (Alan) Shoemaker of Lakeville, IN and brother Fred (Nancy) Bullinger of Evansville, IN; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Mary Opal Bullinger, husband Robert Ream, and her sister Judy.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Thursday January 18, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a LifeStory Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
A memorial service for Vicki will be held at 10:00 am on Friday January 19, 2018 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in memory of Vicki may be made to Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
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