Laurel Ann Reinholz passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 5, 2021, at the age of 87, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born to Ned and Anita Walker on Aug. 1, 1933, in Madison, Wisconsin. When she was a child, the family moved to a farm near Lindsay. She attended school in Glendive, where she met and married Joseph Reinholz. They moved to Livingston for several years, then moved to Billings, where she spent the remainder of her life. Laurel loved traveling and spending time with her family and spent many hours making beautiful quilts for them. She valued education and completed her degree at Eastern Montana College and went on to work for Western Area Power Administration until 1990. The job she enjoyed most, though, was being a landlord. She would buy rundown houses, fix them up and rent them out.
Laurel is survived by her son, Joel Reinholz and his wife Robbie; her daughter, Susan Stiles and her husband Edward; granddaughters Paula Goodman, Jody Zangenberg and Janine Stiles; and great-grandchildren Cole, Katie, Megan, Alison, Angela, Hailey and Nyssa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her husband Joseph; son Mark Reinholz; grandson James Stiles; sisters Hazel Guelff and Janice Wilske; and brother Roland Walker.
A private service is planned with interment at Mountview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of your choice. Condolences can be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.