Will Schofield, age 58, of Midland, S.D., died March 15, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
William Ray Schofield was born November 6, 1954, in Pierre, the son of Harry H. “Hank” and Eva Pauline (Fosheim) Schofield. He was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Midland. He attended school through 10th grade in Midland.
Growing up on the family ranch gave Will a great love for the outdoors that he has since passed on to his kids and grandkids. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He was a true cowboy at heart and enjoyed working cattle, breaking and riding horses. Over the years, these skills were put to good use working for several farmers and ranchers in the Midland area. Will was recognized most for his beautiful smile, outrageous sense of humor and contagious laugh. He had a great passion for music and played in a band for several years. He loved to dance and play the drums and he had a beautiful singing voice.
Will loved all of his family and friends and he especially enjoyed the time he got to spend with his grandchildren. He had the biggest heart you could ever find; he was always willing to help and expected nothing in return.
Will is survived by a special friend, Charlene Ceniceros of Belvidere; five children, Justin Schofield of Midland and his son, Trace, Jared Schofield (Chaney) of Cody, Neb., and their sons, Dyson, Chayson, Tyan and Ryden, Roger Schofield (Gayla) of Faith and their daughter, Tayton, Hallie (Nick) Konst of Philip and their children, Chevy and Memphis, and Forrest Schofield of Wright, Wyo.; his mother, Pauline Schofield, of Philip; four brothers, Monte Schofield and Lucas (Brigit) Schofield, both of Midland, Kirby (Nancy) Schofield of Belvidere, Wesley (Marina) Schofield of Truman, Minn.; three sisters, Jill (Wayne) Splitt of Wichita, Kan., June (Leroy) Fedderson and Julie (Larry) McLaughlin both of Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry H. “Hank” Schofield; his brother, Travis Todd Schofield; a nephew, Casey Leroy Fedderson; and a great-nephew, Reid Christian Palecek.
At Will's request, cremation has taken place.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Midland School Gym with Pastor Tel Saucerman officiating.
Private family interment will take place at the Midland Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that a memorial be established.