Laurie was born April 18th, 1959, the third born of five siblings. Growing up, families joined and she gained many more siblings and a great sense of a large close-knit family helping one another. Laurie never wanted to marry, but she found Mark Waldecker, her first love, and together they raised their two boys, Tony and Nick, plus many Bassett Hounds. Later in life she found her soul mate Brian Morehouse, and they spent 23 years together before his passing.
There are no words to accurately describe this beautiful soul. She was a fun, loving, and feisty lady who was always ready to make a new friend and have a laugh.
Laurie was a fighter. She fought with unexpected health issues including lung clots, cancer, irregular heart functions, autoimmune kidney disease, dozens of miscellaneous surgeries, complications and more, including deadly spider bites. She always came out the other side with a smile on her face.
Working several jobs in customer service, she was happy and mostly known for working with her siblings and mother at Lee's Corner, a tavern in Benson. She had a strong work ethic and was able to be with family and made many lifelong friends.
Laurie received a kidney transplant from her youngest son, Nick on April 8, 2008. She said every day after how grateful she was to live life.
Laurie fought passionately for, and especially with her loved ones for what was right and needed for them. She loved with all her heart and was always a shoulder to lean on.
She was a woman you could count on to tell you the real truth and not sugarcoat it. She had a vocal prominence; there was no holding back and no shame when it came to telling you how she felt and Laurie would be honest and not spare feelings.
Known as a Husker Hippie, all to know her knew she loved anything with her Huskers, Happy, Peace Signs, Flowers or tie-dye. And of course, Bassett Hounds. Show one to her, and you'd get the biggest and warmest smile, maybe even a delighted squeal. She was big kid who wanted to see and feel the happiness in the world.
On September 8, 2022, after over 20 years of health problems, while surrounded by those that loved her, she was unexpectedly called to gain her wings to become our angel. She will be deeply missed by many friends, family, and those who had the privilege of knowing her.
Preceded in death by longtime partner Brian Morehouse; parents Della Lee and Robert Cantwell; brother John Robb; sister Beth Syvertsen; sister Cindy Mahr.
Survived by father John Robb Sr; son Nick Robb (Kelsey); son Tony Robb; brother Brian Robb (Denise); grandchildren: Justice, Kassidy, Cyerra, Mariah, Emmett, Emily; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
"Laurie was one of the best people on this Earth always have a smile always made you laugh..... I know I will miss her she was a big part of my life we talked almost every day and I will miss those talks so much.... I love you Laurie rest in peace BFF!!!!!"
"Nick,Kelsey and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a very kind lady. Hugs"
"Out staged again.
WOW !!! What a loss .
Truly one of a kind.
With heart in my love.