Martin L. Schofield

Funeral services for Martin Luther Schofield, age 84, were held Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Casper, WY, with Pastor Mike Struck officiating. Interment followed in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery with military honors by the Natrona County United Veterans Council and the Wyoming Army National Guard. Schofield passed away on February 27 at the Wyoming Medical Center from complications of diabetes.

Martin was born on August 3, 1921, at the family home in Midland, SD, the son of Harry C. Schofield and Flossie Belle Shawl Schofield. He lost his mother at the age of seven. He grew up with his father, brothers and sisters on the ranch and attended country school nearby.

Martin was inducted into the US Army on September 7, 1942 and was discharged on November 3, 1945, serving on the European front. He returned to the ranch work that he loved.

On June 14th, 1948, he was united in marriage to Edith Fosheim. To this union five children were born.

Martin continued working on ranches and served as Town Marshal in Midland until 1968. At this time the family moved to Evansvill, WY, where he worked on construction. He also worked for a time as Evansville Town Marshal, served as a security guard at First Interstate Bank in Casper, and later worked for the City of Casper, (Parks, Streets, and Meter Maintenance). He retired in 1982. The family moved to Billings, MT, and lived there 10-1/2 years, later moving to Tuscon, AZ, for 2-1/2 years, then back to Evansville in 1995 where the family continues to reside.

He was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the VFW.

Martin was a hard working man who loved horses, rodeos, and country western music. His children were his pride and joy and he loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

As the last remaining member of his family, he was preceded in death by his parents and his 12 brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Edith, and his five children: Suzanne Schofield at home, Marvin and Lucy Schofield of Medicine Bow, George and Missy Schofield of Gillette, Wayne and Brenda Schofield Balben of Casper, and James Schofield at home in Evansville.

Martin delighted in his 10 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church building fund or Reach For a Star Riding Academy to help the handicapped.