Virginia Reidt

 

December 6, 2023

Virginia Lee Reidt, 86, of Rapid City, passed away on November 29, 2023, at Clarkson Mt View Healthcare Facility.

Funeral services were on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery.

She was born June 27, 1937, to Florence (Wakefield) and Theodore "Ted" Finney on their farm outside Faulkton. Virginia attended school and graduated from Faulkton Public High School. She attended Northern State Teachers College (NSTC) in Aberdeen, receiving a business certificate.

After graduating from NSTC, she worked full time at the ASC office in Faulkton and waitressed part time at the local cafe. Virginia married Floyd William Reidt on August 23, 1959. They farmed near Onaka, on a grain, stock cattle and dairy operation, in partnership with Floyd's brother Verne and wife Lorraine for many years. In 1995, Virgina and Floyd moved to a small ranch near Caputa, South Dakota.

Virginia over her life wore many hats. With her warm, outgoing personality and her "get it done attitude" she was a farmer/rancher's wife, bookkeeper at different business's, home business entrepreneur (Park Lane Jewelry, Home Interiors, Norwex) and a "natural" saleswoman in an art gallery in downtown Rapid City. Virginia was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend, neighbor, and her community. She served as 4-H Leader, statewide exchange student coordinator, and on various church boards.

Virgina loved to travel with family, friends, and by herself. Her adventures took her to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. She collected dolphins and was a skilled seamstress and quilter. She always had time to attend activities for her children, grand and great-grandchildren. Virginia loved gatherings of family and friends and hosted many parties and events over her years. "Gramm's" as she was known by her grand and great grandchildren, was an honest, loving, incredible woman who will be missed by family and friends.

Virgina is survived by her daughter Linda and family, Glenn Kilber, and son Broc of Rapid City; her grandson, Stephen Kilber and family, Danae (Gallimore), sons Seamus, Cyrus, and Ryker of Rapid City; daughter Kay and family, daughter Claudia Jean "CJ" and Jonathan Laurence of Rapid City; her sister, Dorothy Mitzel of Rapid City; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends.

Arrangements by Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, Rapid City.

 

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