Vivian Woehl, 92, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Steven Sisters Living Center, Hot Springs, SD, in the loving care of Grace of the Pines Hospice. She will be greatly missed by her family.
At her request there will be no funeral. She was cremated and there will be a committal service on May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Britton Cemetery with lunch to follow at the Norstar meeting room.
Vivian was born on September 18, 1925, in Britton to Charles and Elsie Hartman. She married Charles Benda on November 26, 1943, in Britton. To this union three children were born.
Charles and Vivian lived on a farm in Britton working on the farm together. She could drive a tractor as well as Charles. She also raised a huge garden, chickens, geese, and ducks for the winter months.
The family moved to Edgemont in April of 1956, where she went to work at Coast to Coast for 20 years.
She loved playing pinochle with a card club, sewing, camping, and fishing, cooking, and decorating birthday cakes for her grandchildren. Her grandsons loved camping and fishing with Grandma, Howard, and Reuben.
She spent 27 years in Apache Junction during which she made many good friends.
She leaves behind a daughter, Marlous Stevens; grandsons, Bob Stevens and Randy (Diane) Stevens, all from Edgemont; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Chan (Carol) Benda, Gordon (Mavis) Benda; many nieces and nephews and so many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Charles Benda, Howard Flowers, and Reuben Woehl; sons Leo Benda and Roger Benda (at birth); brother Clarence Hartman, and grandson Ron Stevens.
There will be a memorial in her name to the Edgemont Senior Citizens Center where she was a member for 15 years.