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March 1, 1923 - March 27, 2017
Service Date: April 10, 2017
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Reverend Bill Zandri celebrating. Private family burial will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Viola (Vi) Ruth Wood, 94, Rapid City, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Westhills Village Healthcare. Vi was born to Anthony and Mary Riehm, March 1, 1923 in St. Cloud, MN. She lived in Minnesota during her early adolescence and attended Watertown, SD high school, graduating in 1941. On September 8, 1942 Vi and George F. Wood, Jr., were united in marriage. Following completion of George’s medical residency in 1951 they moved to Rapid City where they made their home, raised five children and enjoyed life in the Black Hills. Vi is survived by her five children, one sister, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, George; parents, three siblings, one grandson and one great grandson.