David E. Schofield
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:31am admin
David E. Schofield, age 77, Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, Prairie Hills Center in Rapid City.
David E. Schofield was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Midland to Albert Eugene (A.E.) and Helen (Stroppel) Schofield. He attended grade school in Powell and Philip High School, graduating in 1958. As a senior he enlisted in the National Guard where he served for over 20 years.
Dave ranched on the Oscar Larson place and later the Earl Millage place, along with working weekends at the 73 Bar for James Millage. He also worked at Philip Livestock Auction during sales. He later purchased the Dakota Bar from E.B. Slovek, which he owned and operated for many years. Dave later purchased a building and started the NAPA Auto Parts store and operated that until selling it in 2013.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Philip. Because of health reasons, David moved into the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood in 2012. He later moved to the Prairie Hills Nursing Home in Rapid City.
Dave was a people person and liked to visit with anyone he came into contact with.
Grateful for having shared his life are his three brothers, Tom Schofield and his wife, Janet, Bob Schofield and his wife, Harla, and Dan Schofield, all of Philip; four sisters, Mary K. Hart, Billings, Mont., Ellen Schofield, Philip, Vi Schofield, Philip, and Vera O’Grady, Rapid City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant and with Deacon Lloyd Frein assisting.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been established to the Philip Volunteer Fire Department and Prairie Transportation.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.