Laura Reinsel

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laura Reinsel, 49, of Raytown Missouri. She passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Laura was born on November 26, 1968, in Kansas City Missouri. Laura had a love for life, a love for animals, and a love of laughter. Those who were fortunate enough to know Laura were blessed with her bubbly personality and her infectious smile. Among the animals she cherished most recently were Shadow, a lahsa/poodle mix and Sheba, a pure-bred German Sheppard. Cats were also frequently part of Laura’s family. She also found much joy in sampling unique foods and going out with friends and family.

She is survived by her partner for over 20 years, Frank Garcia, and several siblings, including, Rick Reinsel (Regena) of Raytown, MO, David Reinsel (Daphne) of Plymouth, MN, Matt Reinsel (Cathy) of Olathe, KS, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133, on Monday, September 10th, at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Midwest Animal ResQ at 10312 East 63rd St, Raytown, MO 64133.


  1. Connie Crider on September 8, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I was saddened to hear about the passing of Laura, condolences to her family and Friends, uncle Wolf, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

  2. Peg and Mark Reinsel on September 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Laura was such a bubbly, fun, intelligent young women! Her passing is such a shock to everyone. Our love and prayers go out to her loving family and friends!

  3. Brien & Karen Deverick on September 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are praying for your family.

  4. Myndi and Dustin Adair on September 9, 2018 at 12:18 am

    It was always a treat to listen to the comedic duo when Dave and Laura were together. What a shock and great loss. So sorry to all her family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dave and Pam Bowen on September 9, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a shock and great loss. May you have peace and know we send all our love.

  6. Dixie Eason on September 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I was so shocked and sad to hear of Laura’s passing. She and my daughter were great friends when they were little. I miss her Mom and now I’ll miss Laura! So sorry David and Rick!

    Dixie Eason

  7. David Reinsel on September 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I was so blessed to be able to see Laura just 4 days before she passed away. I will miss her wit and our gut busting laughing episodes. We grew so much closer after the passing of our parents, again – such a blessing. God is so good – even during times like these. I will miss Laura dearly.

    David ‘Alan’ Reinsel

  8. Rick Reinsel on September 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I was blessed with seeing Laura SAT. and SUN. Lord bless her. She was such a riot when my brother and I and Laura could all get together. She loved family so much…. Good Bless You Laura You Will Be Missed!!!!

  9. Darrin Dressler on September 10, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Laura was one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with, I’ll always treasure her sense of humor, kindness, camaraderie and passion for her work. She was one of a kind!

  10. Sherry Brown on September 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I met Laura through Wolf. She always invited me with a smile and a warmth that made me feel very welcome. So Glad I got to meet her. Condolences to the entire family.

  11. Mike & Julie Ayers on September 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Mike & I did not know Laura but have known Frank(Wolf) for a very long time. We were very sorry to hear about her passing. Our thoughts & prayers for strength during this sad time are with the family,friends and Wolf. Very sorry for your loss sir & peace be with you.

  12. Robert P Hernandez on September 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Frank “Wolf” sorry to here about Laura’s passing,I didn’t get to know her but ssounds like she was a great gal and’re great friend hope you are well.Bobby Hernandez

  13. Lisa on September 15, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    While no words can erase the pain of your loss at this time, our loving father Jehovah, has given us hope by sending his son, Jesus, to die for mankind. May the bible’s promise of a future resurrection for those who have fallen asleep in death, bring you comfort and hope. (Acts 24:15) After this promised resurrection, we can look forward to being reunited with our loved ones in peaceful and happy conditions on earth (Psalms 37:11, 29).

  14. Lorre’ Rogers-Franco on October 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I just learned of Laura’s passing today. I am beyond shocked. We reconnected just last year after having lost touch from attending high school together. It was so nice meeting with her for lunch in September 2017… we had unseen each other for years and that lunch lasted for hours. It was a very nice time. I had no idea that our phone call at the end of this past summer would be our last. She sounded so happy. I am very saddened by this news. My sincerest condolences to her entire family.
    Lorre’ Rogers-Franco

  15. Terri Polomsky DeSimone on October 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    My wonderful childhood friend…so sad to hear of Laura’s passing. I will never forget her smile.

  16. Julie kirkpatrick on October 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I have looked for you Laura. We lived 4 houses away when we were children and spent hours together at church, singing songs, and making up plays. In our early teens we spent our time trying out new make up, watching MTV, and hanging out at the skating rink or movie theater. I remember your house was so fun and your mom was so awesome. You were my best friend. Thank you for all of the memories. I know you will be missed!
    Julie Kirkpatrick (Jones)

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