VivaDell "Vi" Crago was born October 26, 1945 in Delmont, SD to Reinhold and Viola (Jerke) Herr. She moved with her family to Mitchell where she attended school and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963. On May 1, 1964 she married Keith Crago. In this union was born one daughter, Victoria in 1964 and one son Kyle in 1967. Vi worked as a waitress at the Town House Café, the Brig and Sunshine Foods for many years. For twenty years she owned and operated the NU-U Wig Shop and she was involved with Keith in owning and operating Dick’s Body Shop for many years. Vi and Keith were members and participated in organizing the South Dakota Auto Body Association, the snowmobile club and the Outcasts Car Club. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion Auxiliary and she was involved with the Mitchell Cancer Foundation..
Grateful for having shared her life is her husband Keith of 51 years, her daughter, Victoria and husband Dr. James Gaede of Palm Springs, CA, her son, Kyle and wife Melisa Crago, Mitchell, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, two step grandchildren and brother, Randolph and wife Betty Herr of Chicago, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald.