Violet Wooner

Dates

May 7, 1920 - November 9, 2011

Obituary

Violet Wooner was born May 7, 1920 to Wilhelm and Bessie (Totton) Claus at Lucas, SD. She grew up on the family homestead north of Lucas, in Gregory County. She attended East Gray grade school and attended Burke High School in Burke, SD.

She was employed at Franks Café, in Gregory, where she got her start as a cook. She married Benjamin Wooner November 13, 1950 at Chamberlain, SD. They moved to Mitchell where she worked as a cook at the Lawler Café, Methodist Hospital, the Holiday Inn and the Happy Chef in Sioux Falls. In 1982 she retired and moved to the Cathedral Square Apartments.

Violet was a member of the Moose Lodge for fifty-one years and a Life member of the American Legion. From 1986 until 2002 she was a volunteer at the RSVP Thrift store.

She is survived by her daughters: Joan (Will) Short, Rapid City; Dorothy Graves and Connie (Norm) Couch, Aberdeen; son, Dale Wooner, Mitchell; two brothers: Carl Claus, Fredoina, KS and Claris Claus, Gregory; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin in 1971, her parents, her brother, Harold Claus and her sister, Almeta Jacobsen.


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Women of the Moose Service ~ 10:30 AM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Hillview Cemetery
Dallas, South Dakota


entry posted by J Nunnally on 11-16-2011
The passing of a loved one is difficult. I know it has been a heartfelt time for me. Therefore, I'd like to share scripture that may help. Please, read John 6:40, 44 and Ps. 36:9.
entry posted by Nick, Tina, Alex, and Erica Wooner on 11-11-2011
We all will miss you and Rest In Peace Grandma
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