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Michael W. "Mike" Rembold

Michael W. "Mike" Rembold, age 59, of Philip, died Sunday January 29, 2006 at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center, after a year- long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, at the Philip High School, and one hour preceding the services at the high school on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, at the Philip High School, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music will be provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, Maureen Palecek and Barb Bowen, vocal duet. Ushers are Doug Hauk, Jerry Rhodes, Jeff Rieckman, Bill McDaniel, David Burnett and Larry Kochersberger. Pallbearers are Jody Gittings, Dick Davis, Marty, Jesse and Jack Hansen, and Harlan Moos.

Interment with military honors by the Belle Fourche Honor Guard will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mike was born June 25, 1946, in Scotland, SD, the son of Walter and Viola (Davis) Rembold. He graduated from Tripp High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Army in the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam.

On July 27, 1969, Mike was united in marriage to Karen Wright. They were blessed with three children: Lori, Jodi and Garrett.

Mike earned a degree in education at Southern State College. He taught Industrial Arts at Philip High School for 30 years, before retiring from teaching. After retirement, Mike worked as the Superintendent of Lake Waggoner Golf Course for the next few years.

Mike loved to hunt, fish, and golf, and was usually occupied following the PHS students to many of their sport activities. He was known for his sense of humor and practical jokes but yet very sincere and an inspiration to many people.

Blessed to be a part of Mike's life include his wife, Karen of Philip; two daughters, Lori Aberle and her husband, Toby, of Sturgis, and Jodi Rembold of Spearfish; a son, Garrett Rembold of Black Hawk; Mike's "Littlest Angels" his granddaughters, Abigail and Katelyn Aberle; his parents, Walter and Viola Rembold of Tripp, SD; a brother, Ed Rembold of Tripp; two sisters, Linda Huber and her husband, Dennis, of Freeman, and Norma Garvey and her husband, Terry, of Yankton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, and a niece, Heather Muth.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www. rushfuneralhome.com