Violet I. “Irene” Rembold, 84, of Panorama Park, Iowa passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Center, Davenport on Friday, October 5, 2018, the same day nineteen years ago that she lost her beloved son, Bill.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
Irene was born on December 21, 1933 in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Beulah (Lamb) Newton. On February 10, 1952, she married Herbert Rembold in Muscatine. Irene was a homemaker, caretaker, and survivor. She dedicated her life to always being there for family and friends; oftentimes packing a suitcase and standing vigil at an ailing, loved one’s bedside, simply so they would know that someone would always be there. Irene loved spending time with her family, gardening, and creating beautiful floral arrangements. She survived two major car accidents, two cardiac arrest events, lung cancer, and various surgeries. She was truly tougher than she ever realized.
She is survived by her son, Carl (Jene) Rembold of Colona, Illinois; two grandsons, Billy Rembold of Bettendorf, Seth Rembold of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and cousin, Diane Ellefson of Buffalo, Iowa.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in infancy, Curtis Rembold; and a son, Bill Rembold.
A special thank you to all the friends and family who contributed to Irene’s well-being throughout the years; especially Diane Ellefson, who selflessly volunteered her skills as a CNA to keep Irene in the home that her father built for as long as physically possible.