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Scott Royce Hatfield

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Scott Royce Hatfield

Scott Royce Hatfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Austin, MN. He was the son of Leona (Scott) and Royce Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Florenceville, IA and attended Cresco High School.

He served in the US Navy for seven years as a Cryptologic Technician, and was stationed in the Azores, Turkey, Morocco, and Italy.

On September 6, 1969 he married Mary Jungers in Minneapolis, MN. They moved to Sparta, WI in 1971. He worked as a digital office technician for CenturyTel for 37 years, and retired to Preston, MN in 2005.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, training dogs, and socializing with friends and family. He was a gifted scrimshaw artist and gunsmith.

Scott passed away at home in Preston on August 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, one sister and one brother. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 45 years; daughter Jen Gaudette and her partner Paul Secord of Bellevue, WA; son Glen and his wife Sabrina and their son Claudio of Baltimore, MD; and three sisters, one brother and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 20, at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston, MN from 4-7pm. Dress is casual; camo and blaze orange are optional.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Scott’s name to the local DNR or National Trout Center.

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