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Cheryl A. Figi


Aug. 1, 1945 - Dec. 21, 2020

Sutton resident Cheryl A. Figi, 75, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln, NE.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2020, at the Federated Church in Sutton, NE with Rev. Mary Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2 p.m. Ė 6 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. Ė 6 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. The casket will be closed for public visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Sutton P.E.O., Sutton Scholarship Foundation, or the Federated Church in Sutton.

Services will be live-streamed from Sutton Memorial Chapel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/suttonmemorial.

Cheryl was born August 1, 1945, in Lincoln, NE. She was adopted as an infant by Clayton and Ruth (Thomas) England of rural Harvard, NE. In her youth, she was baptized and confirmed in the Saronville United Methodist Church. She graduated from Harvard High School in 1963 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Upon graduating, she was united in marriage to Fred Figi and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015.

Cheryl began her teaching career as an English teacher at Sutton Public Schools and later at Sandy Creek High School in Fairfield, NE. An active member of her community, she belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and PEO, served on countless church boards and volunteered her time wherever there was a need. Cheryl was passionate about her three children and seven grandchildren. When not attending her grandchildrenís events, she could be found reading, playing bridge, cooking and baking. She was well known all over the United States for baking Springerle cookies, having sold dozens upon dozens to over 30 states.

Cheryl is survived by her children, Jonathan Figi; Phillip (Kara) Figi; and Meredith (Brandon) Smith; six grandchildren, Claire; Madalyn; Reagan; Luke, Morgan and Myles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry; husband, Fred; and grandson, Korbin.

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Jan. 6, 2021
Susan Anderson
Friend
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Condolences to the family. We had lots of fun with Fred and Cheryl. Families got together after we had children. Will miss you, Cheryl.

Dec. 28, 2020
Mike & Virginia Johnson
Friends
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Dec. 27, 2020
Hilly and Doris Huber
Friend
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So sorry to hear of Cherylís death. Our sympathy and prayers goes out to the family, she was a special person and will be missed by many.

Dec. 27, 2020
John & Abbey Lowe
Friend
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Phil, Merideth, Jonathan. Thinking of you all during this time of loss, mourning and celebration of Cherylís life.

Dec. 27, 2020
Jeanie Griess Rath
Friend
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So sorry to hear about Cheryl. We had some real fun times together with her an Fred. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Dec. 26, 2020
Susan Samuelson Owens
Friend
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Iím so sorry for your loss. Cheryl was my best friend in Junior High and High School. We had lost touch for many years but met again at your fathers funeral. We had talked about getting together again but never seemed to find the time. How I wish we would have made the time. She was a wonderful and very talented friend and I loved her like a sister. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Dec. 26, 2020
Ted and Rita Griess
Friends
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Jonathan, Philip, Meridith and families
Rita and I are so sorry to hear of your motherís death. Both she and your father were special to our family. Our sympathy is extended to each of you.
Ted and Rita Griess

Dec. 25, 2020
Enid Meeske-Hansen
Friend
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I'm so very sorry to learn of Chery's passing. I didn't know her well but remember her fondly from living in the same neighborhood and later teaching together at Sandy Creek. Losing parents is difficult--cherish the memories. Blessings.

Dec. 25, 2020
Darrell & Carol Nieman
Friends
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Condolences to the Fred Figi family on your loss of Cheryl.

Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

May the Lord comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.

Dec. 24, 2020
Sharon (Perrien) Anderson
Friend
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What a lady and so full of class. She always spoke and was so pretty inside and out. We knew each other from 4H and Saronville Methodist Church. My condolences to the family. She is missed.

Dec. 24, 2020
Katie Cummins Anderson
Classmate
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Jon, Phillip & Meredith, so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts & prayers to all of you & your families. Your mom was a great woman!!

Dec. 24, 2020
Pat Dvorak Hust
Friend
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I am saddened to learn of her passing. Iíll always remember her great smile! She always made everyone feel comfortable. She was a truly gracious lady. My heart and my prayers are for her family. May she Rest In Peace.

Dec. 23, 2020
Lisa Stoehr Cook
Family friend
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Please accept my deepest sympathies. Such wonderful childhood memories at the Figi house. Prayers for comfort and peace for you all.

Dec. 23, 2020
Kae & Royce Mack
Sister-in-law
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Our finest memory was the great Christmas meals Cheryl always prepared for the family. We offer our deepest sympathy.

Dec. 23, 2020
Angie Bringenberg (Yost)
Lifelong friend/neighbor
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Oh Jon, Phil & Merd.... my heart is aching for you all right now. I know the pain youíre feeling and that breaks my heart. I loved your mom, as I was always over at your house (sneaking your momís or Sherry as I called her right out-of-the-oven cookies or croissants)! I have some great memories of her. Thatís why I know you all will find comfort in her great memories, as Iím sure there are many. I love you guys and just know you are in my thoughts & prayers. So sorry for the pain your feeling right now.

Dec. 23, 2020
Bart Rath
Friend
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Jonathan, Meredith, Phil and families. So sorry to learn of Cheryl's passing and our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all of you. As you all know, I have a long history with Cheryl beginning with our parents as farm neighbors, friends and card playing friends. Cheryl's brother Larry and I spent many evenings playing one on one football in his back yard as he ran all over me. Fred and Cheryl were great friends through the Wesleyan years and throughout the rest of our days. She will be missed.

Dec. 23, 2020
Chris & Lisa Griess
Friend
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Family - so sorry for your loss, from Lisa and I.

Dec. 23, 2020
Cheryl K Overy (Brooks)
Friend and Sorority Sister
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We are so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. Our hearts go out to the family. Prayers and condolences. Celebrate her life.
Richard and Cheryl

Dec. 22, 2020
Annie Thomas
cousin
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Phillip, Meredith, and Jonathan; I am so, so sorry to learn of Cheryl's death. Neal and I had so many fun times with Fred and Cheryl, probably some you should never want to know. Just remember all of the wonderful memories and keep them in your hearts forever. Love to you all, Annie T.

Dec. 22, 2020
Barbara (Thomas) George
Cheryl's cousin
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My sincere sympathy to Jonathan, Phillip, and Meredith and their families, on their mother's passing. Heaven will be all the brighter with Cheryl's arrival. I loved her so.

Dec. 22, 2020
Larry and Sandy Griess
Friends
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May knowing you are in our thoughts and heart help you and yours through this time of sorrow. Prayers and deepest sympathy.
Sincerely
Larry and Sandy Griess

Dec. 22, 2020
Kathy Johnson
Friend
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Jonathan, Merideth, Phil and families, Prayers and Condolences to you all. May the memories help you through your loss.

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