Dorothy Wood (1920 - 2013)

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Dorothy L. Wood

Sioux Falls, SD - Dorothy L. Wood, 93, died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, SD.

A memorial service will begin at 10:00 am Monday, November 18, 2013, at First Congregational Church.

Dorothy, the daughter of Frank and Clara (McShane) Werner, was born August 11, 1920 in Salem, SD. She attended school in Salem and South Dakota State University before moving to Sioux Falls in 1943. Dorothy was employed as a receptionist in the City Hall.

Dorothy married Robert Wood on January 20, 1946. They became parents of one daughter, Sheila, and two sons, Robert and Patrick. Dorothy was active in various volunteer activities: Scouting, Sunday school, and PTA. She had also been an active member of First Congregational Church for over sixty years. But most of all, Dorothy devoted her life to her family.

Dorothy is survived by her children; grandchildren, Melanie and Scott Breuninger, Josh and Lisa Wood of Vermillion, SD, Sarah Flynn and Pat Ronan, Meredith and Steve Powell, Meghan and Tim Spade of Sioux Falls, Leo and Kara Flynn of Rapid City, SD, Rebecca Flynn of Atlanta, GA, Matthew and Kim Wood of Fort Campbell, KY, Ethan and Jennifer Wood of Watertown, MA, Brendan and Mary Wood of Medford, MA, Nicole and Chris Fernandez, and Michelle and Patrick Hynes of Laconia, NH; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Werner of Worthington, MN, and sisters-in-law, Carol Wood and Helen Wood Olson. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

Expressions of sympathy may go to First Congregational Church of Sioux Falls or to the Howard Wood Scholarship Fund of the Dakota Relays.


Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 16, 2013