Winnebago Memorial Services for Dick Scofield were held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago. The Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
On Feb. 15, 2013, at Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, Richard "Dick" Scofield passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Born on Jan. 13, 1946, in Winnebago, to Roy and Nellie (Weise) Scofield, Dick attended and graduated from Winnebago High School. On Oct. 7, 1966, Dick and Joyce Butler, of Delavan, were married in Madelia.
Dick and Joyce made their home in Winnebago where Dick joined his father and brother working on the family farm. In 1973, Dick and his brother, Larry, purchased Huntley Feed & Grain which Dick went on to own and manage. In the early 1980s he purchased a tractor/trailer and became an owner/operator hauling livestock for Curtiss Trucking of Blue Earth. In 1987, Dick and son Stacey formed Bar 4 Inc. and Dick continued to haul livestock throughout the United States.?Before his retirement from trucking in 2011, he took a short break in 2005 while he assisted his son Travis at the Farmer's Elevator in Bellingham.
A generous, thoughtful and loving man, Dick cherished his family and although his work often took him away from home, he remained present in spirit and heart. He was a clever yet humble man whose great indulgences were a game of cards, John Wayne movies and the Soggy Bottom Boys. His greatest joys were his wife of 46 years, his three children and four grandsons.
Dick is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Stacey (StacyLee) Scofield, of Winnebago, and Travis (Carla) Scofield, of Bellingham; daughter, Jennifer (Kip) Dombeck, of St. Michael; sisters, Shirley (Pete) Haight, of Winnebago, and Charlene Stebritz, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brother, Larry Scofield, of Aitkin; and grandsons, Colt and Ty Scofield, and Kaleb and Evan Dombeck.
Dick is preceded in death by his mother and father.
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