Obituary - Harold T. "Duke" Wingfield



Wingfield, Harold T. "Duke" of Birchwood, Minnesota. At age 77, on Feb 13, after an arduous battle with esophageal cancer. Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Mildred, and brother Clary. Survived by Diane "Skippy," devoted wife of 52 years. Also survived by children David (Alice), Jeff (Ellen), and Mary; grandchildren Sarah, Keirna, Liam, Patrick and Max; and brother Robert (Virginia) and sister-in-law Elaine Moreland. Graduate of Purdue University in chemical engineering. Sergeant in the U.S. Army occupation of northern Italy. Retired as lab manager for 3M after 35 years, during which time he obtained two U.S. patents. Co-chair of Birchwood 4th of July parade for many years. Loved golfing, boating, and fixing things—of which his family kept him well supplied. A memorial service will be held at ST. JOHN'S IN THE WILDERNESS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 2175 First St., White Bear Lake on Fri, Feb 17 at 11AM. Memorials preferred to Habitat for Humanity. Twin Cities Cremation 651-645-1233

Published in the St. Paul, Minnesota, Pioneer Press from 2/15/2006 - 2/16/2006.