Scott Shillingstad proudly served country

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Scott H. “Buffalo Man” Shillingstad was born May 17, 1952, in Mobridge, parents LaVerne, Harold, and Warren (Punk). He passed away Nov. 30, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 60 years, six months and 13 days.
Scott grew up in Mobridge and joined the United States Army. He served his country during the Vietnam War, serving on the front lines in combat in 1970 and 1971. Scott returned home disabled and began his family. Scott lived in Hawaii and later moved back to Mobridge. He met Theresa Delilha Tiger in 1979 and they were married in Mobridge on Jan. 6, 1990. They lived in Hawaii, South Dakota, Arizona and New Mexico, prospecting for gold. They moved to Elk City, Okla., in 1996 to make their home. In 1998 they began Native Americans@Buffalo Trails, an Internet business to preserve Native American artifacts and culture. He retired in 2010. His hobby was refining gold from computer scrap parts and enjoying every minute with his grandchildren and family
He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold A. Shillingstad and Mary LaVerne Shillingstad, and a nephew, Novy.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa “Tracy” of the home; two daughters, Tara Shillingstad and husband, Isam Harris of Elk City, and April Beals and husband Martin of Portland, Ore.; four sons, Taylor Shillingstad and wife Wendy of Hammon, Okla., Jeremy Tiger of Sioux Falls, Spenz Shillingstad and wife Renee of Elk City, and Jesse Shillingstad of Elk City; 11 grandchildren, Nick, Kari, Kody, Joseph, Delilha, Porter, Lilyan, Gabrielle, Autumn, William, Bonnie and Jasmine; seven siblings, Jay Shillingstad of Mobridge, Jack Shillingstad of Belle Fourche, Sherrie Walters of Mobridge, Bonnie Swanson of Mobridge, Saundra Shillingstad of Omaha, Neb., Cynthia Shillingstad of Mound City and Mark Shillingstad of Mobridge; and a host of other friends and relatives, including Warren Shillingstad.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Whinery-Savage Funeral Service in Elk City. Burial will be at a later date at Schockey Cemetery.

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