George N. Schofield, age 87, of Phelps, Wis., died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, while surrounded by family after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on July 16, 1933, in Staten Island, N.Y., son of James and Katherine Schofield. 

He attended school in Staten Island, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

George was employed for 30 years with the New York City Parks and Recreation Department where he served in various roles, working his way up to Park Supervisor.

He retired to Phelps in 1983, where he met his “beautiful bride” of 33 years, Marianne Schofield. They quickly settled into the Phelps community where he spent his time hunting, fishing and being the life of the party.  

He was the past commander of the American Legion Albertson Esquire Post 548 and current member of American Legion Post 464 and VFW Post 8400.

He was also a former member of the Phelps Park Commission. 

In his later years he enjoyed flirting with his home visit nurses (there may have been some dancing involved) and supervising “Mare’s” projects around the house. His sense of humor and blue twinkling eyes will surely be missed.

George is survived by his wife, Marianne; children, Jerry (Donna), Mark (Rosita), and Kevin (Patty) Schofield, Vickie (Tom) Zehme, Rick (Lisa) Dawson and Laura (Brad) Mark­ham; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Parker;  sister-in-law, Kathleen Schofield; brother, Michael Perfetto; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Muller; brother, Jim Scho­field; and brother-in-law, Charlie Parker. 

A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, April 12, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Phelps. Interment followed the service at Phelps Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Ascension Hospice Care, the Northwoods community and all those who have touched George’s life over the years.

Arrangements by Gaff­ney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.

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