Laurie Ann Doty, 55, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with family present an hour prior at Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion, South Dakota with Pastor Sandy Aakre officiating. Burial will be at Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion following the service.
She was born on October 27, 1963 in Schuyler, Nebraska to Franklin and Marian Johnson. Her family moved to West Point, Nebraska when Laurie was two years old and later to Neligh, Nebraska where she graduated from High School.
Laurie married John Doty and to this union brought two sons, Michael and Jeffrey.
Her passion for her boys’ activities and anything to do with them didn’t go unnoticed. She was very active in the Little League Baseball in Missouri Valley, Iowa, where her boys both played.
Laurie was a hard worker, working at the grain elevator in Missouri Valley, Iowa along with helping with the family farm operation.
In her life, she loved watching scary movies with the boys, hanging at her grandparents’ house in Neligh, Nebraska, going to drive-in movie theatres, watching Law & Order, and playing with her dogs.
Laurie is survived by her mom, Marian, two sons; Michael (Brittany Brown) Doty; Jeffrey Doty; a grandbaby due in December; a brother, Terry (Janis) Johnson; two sisters, Sheri (Ralph) Neesen, and Connie (Kevin) Engler.
She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Johnson; grandparents, Lawrence and Cora Piercy, and Emerson and Amelia Johnson.