Laurie Mae Rembold

 Laurie Mae Rembold, age 68, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, June 11, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating.  A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are John Rembold and Jim Cassat.  Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters.

Laurie was born May 7, 1953 in Yankton, South Dakota to Lloyd and Gladys (Barnhart) Holbrook.  She grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1971.  On June 1, 1972, Laurie married James Rembold in Yankton.  After their marriage, they lived in Yankton and Laurie worked at numerous places before starting her own business, Gifts and Giggles.  She operated the store for around 20 years until 2012.  Laurie realized that retirement wasn’t for her and so she became the manager of the gift shop at Rexall Drug.  She continued to work there even after her diagnosis with ALS.  Laurie loved spending time in her backyard where she had a beautiful gazebo.  She enjoyed gardening and planting her many flowers.  She loved the boat and the cabin they had on the river.  Laurie was a professional shopper.  She loved shopping for herself and loved spoiling her granddaughters.  She enjoyed traveling and going to market for her business.  Laurie enjoyed baking and decorating for every holiday.  But above all, Laurie was all about her family.  She treasured the time she was able to have with them.  She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Laurie is survived by her husband, Jim Rembold of Yankton; two children, Sarah (Eric) Heine and Josh (Liz) Rembold, both of Yankton; five granddaughters: Belle Heine, Morgan (Noah) Haag, Althea, Claire, and Mabel Rembold; two sisters, Judy (Dale) Dooley of Yankton and Linda (Dean) Shutt of Eagle Grove, IA; many nieces and nephews; and her dogs, Muffy and Murphy.

Laurie was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Robert.

The family would prefer memorials to be directed to Team Gleason, an ALS organization at



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21 response to "Laurie Mae Rembold"

  1. By: Ronda and Tim Barry Posted: June 11, 2021

    Our prayers go out to Jim and the whole family of Laurie’s passing! Such a lady loved by everyone! I have so many things from her “ Gifts and Giggles” but more importantly we had some great times… she loved her family above all things! RIP friend!

  2. By: Cookie Mattern Posted: June 12, 2021

    My sincere condolences to Laurie’s family. Years ago our parents were friends. Laurie and I were friends. I remember i went to a camp with their family somewhere in Minnesota one summer. May Laurie rest in peace.

  3. By: Lois Wieseler Posted: June 12, 2021

    So sorry for your loss Jim. May she Rest In Peace 🙏

  4. By: Nancy Auch Posted: June 12, 2021

    My deepest sympathies to all of Laurie’s family! She was an amazing person and we will miss her!

  5. By: Patty Ryan - Apodaca Posted: June 12, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie was a beautiful soul and I know will be missed by all who knew her. She always had a smile and so quick to laugh. I look back through the years and have nothing but fond memories of the Holbrook and Rembold families and can’t help but feel they are having a grand reunion in heaven. I pray you find solace in your memories of the good times. Rest in peace.

  6. By: Kit Stevenson Posted: June 13, 2021

    My deepest sympathies to Laurie’s family. I live in Eagle Grove and am a friend of Laurie’s sister, Linda. I met Laurie and Judy and their families through Linda. Love all of them and have a lot of fun memories to hold dear. Thinking of Jim and entire family.

  7. By: Eugene Gorsett Posted: June 14, 2021

    Jim and family,
    So surprised to read of Laurie’s passing to this terrible disease. Way to early. When we would visit Yankton, Dian loved going to Gifts and Giggles and Laurie’s business. So sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy. Gene and Dian Gorsett

  8. By: Alicia (Lish Oberkamper) Johnson Posted: June 14, 2021

    From an old high school friend – even as a young teenager Laurie stood out for her love of life. She laughed easily. She forgave quickly. She believed in the goodness of people. She showed up for other people with a sincere smile and also showed many of us how to shop! Full of grace – that is my memory of Laurie. Please accept my condolences.

  9. By: Alyssa Roth Posted: June 14, 2021

    Sarah and family, I am so sorry for your loss! I am sending thoughts and prayers for comfort and healing. May she rest in peace!
    Alyssa Roth

  10. By: Mary & Wendell Renken Posted: June 15, 2021

    Sending condolences to all of Laurie’s family. So many wonderful memories of Laurie, Jim, her children that she always talked about and of course, her sisters, Judy and Linda. Thinking of you all in your time of grief. Laurie was really a “special lady”.

  11. By: Jan Augustin Posted: June 15, 2021

    Jim I’m am so saddened to hear about Laurie’s passing. I know this a very difficult time for you and your family. Please know that I am thinking of you. Laurie was an amazing person. I will cherish the wonderful memories I have of her.

  12. By: Lynn De Jean Meyers Posted: June 15, 2021

    Laurie was the first person that befriended me when I moved to Yankton in 9th grade and we remained lifelong friends. I loved her kindness and concern for others, her laugh was amazing and she told the best stories. She had her priorities straight and loved her husband and family unconditionally. She was a Daddy’s girl and I know Lloyd met her at the gates.
    Peace and Healing to the family of this remarkable women. She certainly made this world a better place..

  13. By: Doug and Kelly Budig Posted: June 16, 2021

    We were sorry to hear the passing of Laurie. She was a sparkle in our community and will be greatly missed. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. By: Deanna Garvey Posted: June 16, 2021

    Jim, Sarah, Josh and families,
    Know how much you are all being thought of and prayed for. So very sorry. Hugs to all of you…

  15. By: John Blackburn Posted: June 16, 2021

    My sincere condolences. I will be out of town and miss the “gathering of friends.” Best to you.
    John Blackburn

  16. By: Leta levinger Posted: June 16, 2021

    Judy I was so sorry to read of Laurie’s death. I know how close you were but you will relive so many wonderful memories. My thoughts re with you.

  17. By: John and Lark Haines Posted: June 16, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to the Rembold family. As friends of John and Mary Rembold we have heard many wonderful stories of Laurie and Jim. We heard of Laurie’s zest for life, her very fun attitude and caring spirit. Our thoughts are with you all.

  18. By: Mary Rembold Posted: June 16, 2021

    Laurie was a kind and generous soul. We enjoyed every visit with Jim, Laurie and their family. I loved helping at the shop when we visited and every time I put up a holiday decoration I’ll be thinking of her. We enjoyed every trip -and she was a very special person. We will miss her laugh and smiles.

  19. By: Lori Lincoln Posted: June 17, 2021

    Jim, Sarah, Josh, and families — My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful and vibrant woman. She will be missed forever but I know she will live on in all the ways she touched our lives. Sending Caring Thoughts & Prayers.

  20. By: Sheila Felber Skuda Posted: June 17, 2021

    My deepest condolences to all of you. Laurie was such a lovely person with a kind heart. I know she loved her family more than anything. You will all be in my prayers. Cherish those wonderful memories.

  21. By: Jim and Jeri Costlow Posted: June 18, 2021

    Dear Jim, Sara, Josh and family, Words can’t express how sorry we were to hear of Laurie’s untimely death. Laurie was such a kind, supportive parent when I had the Sara and Josh as students. I loved her laugh and positive attitude. Our world has just experienced the loss of a wonderful, charming lady. May the love of family, friends and treasured memories sustain you. We send our heartfelt and sincere sympathy! Jim and Jeri Costlow

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