Vivian J. Greenough, 83

Posted September 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Vivian J. Greenough of Sioux Falls, SD, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017, while residing at Bethany Home, Brandon, SD, after a courageous and dignified battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, September 30 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls. Interment will be Thursday, September 21 at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Wednesday, September 20 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Vivian Jean Strom, daughter of Alvin and Alice (Gilliland) Strom, was born May 10, 1934, in Watertown, SD. As a child she moved with her family to Sioux Falls. Vivian graduated from Washington High School, where she met Donald Greenough, a brother of her best friend, Wava Greenough. Vivian also attended Bethel Bible College in St. Paul, MN.

Vivian and Donald were united in marriage on August 15, 1954, in Sioux Falls. The couple was blessed with four children. Don was called into Christ’s ministry and after graduating from Augustana College in Sioux Falls he and Vivian moved their young family to Kansas, where Don attended Seminary. Following Don’s ordination, the family returned to South Dakota to serve in the United Methodist Church Conference of the Dakotas. Vivian assisted Don in serving many churches in South Dakota over the next 50 years. Their ministry began in Harrisburg, then to Dell Rapids, Miller, Redfield, Elk Point and finally Akron, IA.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 63 years, Donald; four children, Steve Greenough and his wife, Laurie, Sioux Falls, Allison Tyler, Longwood, FL, Dwight Greenough and his wife, Sandra, Miller, SD, Dawn Kunzmann, Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Abby Luebbers and her husband, Kevin, Hillary Smith and her husband, Heath, Seth Greenough, Joshua Kunzmann, Brody Kunzmann; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Rafferty and Archie Luebbers, Everly Smith; two siblings, Dwayne "Lou" Strom and his wife, Barb, Sioux Falls, Joyce Haas and her husband, Ken, Sioux Falls; and many other relatives and friends.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or Asbury United Methodist Church. Online guestbook at

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