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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 1, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

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In memory of

David E. Schofield

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Prairie Hills Center in Rapid City at the age of 77

David E. Schofield was born January 27, 1940, in Midland, South Dakota, 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 the 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 of Billings, Montana, Ellen Schofield of Philip, Vi Schofield of Philip, and Vera O’Grady of Rapid City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 1 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant and with Deacon Lloyd Frein assisting.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial is established to the Philip Volunteer Fire Department and Prairie Transportation.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6-7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Friday, December 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Father Gary Oreshoski
with Deacon Lloyd Frein assisting

Marianne Frein - Pianist
Shelby Schofield - Vocalist
“On Eagles Wings”
“Shepherd Me O God”
“Pastures of The Lord”
“I Am The Bread of Life”
“O Loving God”
“Lead Me Lord”

Harla Schofield

Dylon Schofield - Jessa Schofield

Lester Pearson - JoAnn Pearson

Donnie Schofield - Michael Schofield

Scott Fitzgerald - John Schofield - Jordan Schofield
Michael Williams - Pat Seager - Bob O’Grady

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • We were so sorry to hear that David had passed. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this very hard time. We pray that David is safe in Heaven reunited with all his loved ones who went on before him. ~ Larry and Julie McLaughlin Midland,SD (12/2/2017)
  • So sorry for the loss of David. Every person in your family is dear to my family throughout the years. What a kind soul and devoted man to his family. ~ Marcia (Stroppel) Baggs Roanoke, Texas (12/2/2017)
  • Hugs and prayers. RIP Dave. You will be missed. ~ Bonnie Fitzgerald Memphis, TN (12/1/2017)
  • Sorry to hear about Dave. We will keep the Schofield families in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Scott and Wanda Pippert Sidney, MT (11/30/2017)
  • Sadden to hear of Dave passing. Our prayers and thoughts to the family. ~ Ralph and Cathy Fiedler Sturgis (11/30/2017)
  • Tom, Janet & Family; So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Crystal (Swift) Bruinsma Corsica SD (11/30/2017)
  • Mom(Rosemary Huggins) and Dave were neighbors at Good Samaritan/New Underwood,SD. We thoroughly enjoyed knowing Dave and his kindly nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~ The Rosemary Huggins Family New Underwood & Rapid City,SD (11/30/2017)
  • Sympathy to all of his siblings an many nieces an nephews God Bless you all. ~ Kelly N Deanna Fees Arizona during the winter months. (11/30/2017)
  • So sorry to learn of Dave's passing. He always knew you no matter how long it had been seen he last seen those that moved away. Thoughts and prayers to all his family. ~ Lloyd Royer 1076 Windsor Ct Waukee IA 50263 (11/29/2017)
  • We are thinking of you folks during this difficult time. Les always enjoyed doing business with Dave at NAPA when Les was at the elevator. Hold onto the memories. God bless. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (11/29/2017)
  • Our kind thoughts and prayers of comfort to all of the family. ~ Mike and Shar Moses Philip South Dakota (11/29/2017)