Larry Dean “Rem” Remington, 72, of Yankton, SD, passed away, Thursday, October 26, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, after a brief illness.
He was born January 25, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Dorothy Remington Felts. Rem attended Grove School through the 8th grade. High School brought him into the Yankton School system where he met the love of his life, LaDawn (Johnson) in the 9th grade and they stayed together from that moment on until his passing.
On July 31, 1965, Rem & LaDawn got married in St. John's Lutheran Church. Together they had a son, Chad and a daughter, Amy.
Rem and Dawnie enjoyed most of all, spending time with their family who always came first in their life. They also enjoyed playing cards with friends, working in their large garden, raising vegetable plants in their greenhouse, and camping.
Rem was a very hard worker. He worked long before he was in high school helping his uncle farm, and later working on cars and pumping gas. At 17 he started working for Johnson Roofing which he & LaDawn later took over when Tim retired. After they sold the business, Rem worked for the Yankton School District for a short time before joining the maintenance shop workforce at the then State Hospital. He finished his career as a plumber with the State of South Dakota Human Services Center, in 2001. After retirement he spent several years delivering parts over the country for L&L and Sturdevant’s. And HE FISHED. He was beyond an average fisherman, spending nearly every night on the shores of the Missouri River, on the wall, or on the point trying to catch the big one. We are sure all his fishing buddies at the river will miss him a lot!
Rem also enjoyed some other activities such as rummaging, auction sales, breakfast with “the boys” on Thursday mornings and baling hay with his son-in-law Todd. You couldn’t get him off the tractor or out of the field, no matter how hot, or how late it got. Some of his favorite things to do at home were to “fiddle around” in the garage, create barn quilts with Dawnie and to spend time with Dawnie and his kids. Rem could fix or build anything.
Although we know we will see him again someday soon in the glories of Heaven, we already miss him so much as a husband, a dad, a friend, a family patriarch and someone we will always look up to and respect very much.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, LaDawn; son, Chad (Amy), of Sioux Falls, SD, daughter Amy (Todd) Haberman, South Yankton, NE, Betty & Lyle Reynolds, Nancy Johnson, numerous cousins, nephews, and a little girl so special to his heart, Marley Miller, who he loved to see anytime, play games with and watch her rope cattle.