Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Miringoff found dead in county park
Ringgold county law enforcement officers are investigating the unattended death of Scott David MIRINGOFF, 59, of
Redding, discovered in Poe Hollow Park Wednesday, March 30, at 7:29 p.m.
Ringgold County Sheriff's Office
personnel responded to a call at the park east of Mount Ayr where they found MIRINGHOFF (sic) dead in his green 2000
Dodge Dakota pickup.
An autopsy was to be performed by the state medical examiner's office in Ankeny.
of death designation is pending the autoposy (sic) results, but no foul play is suspected.
Funeral serices for
MIRINGHOFF were held Sunday, April 3, at the Redding Cemetery. An obituary in included in today's Mount Ayr
The Ringgold County Sheriff's office, Ringgold County Medical Examiner and Ringgold County
Ambulance responded to the scene.
Anyone with any information about the death is asked to contact the Ringgold
County Sheriff's Department, which continues the examination.
OBITUARY ~ SCOTT BOYD CAPWELL MIRINGOFF
March 21, 1952 ~ March 30, 2011
Scott Boyd CAPWELL, son of Clebert Boyd CAPWELL and Jean Ruth CAPWELL MIRINGOFF, was born March 21, 1952 in Alamogordo,
New Mexico. Later in his life, Scott was adopted and at that time became known as Scott David MIRINGOFF. Scott grew up in
Florida. He had a sister, Diann Ruth CAPWELL and a brother Glenn Ross CAPWELL, both deceased.
Scott served in the U.S. Coast Guard, being discharged in 1970. He lived in rural Redding, Iowa with his special friend,
Thomas Michael SEIFFERT, for 15 years before Tom died.
In March of 1999, Scott became employed by Mount Ayr Health Care
Center in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The staff and residents of the care center became his family as he learned to know them all.
While caring for the environment they knew as home, Scott lent a listening ear to the good times and the hard times of
their lives. Being introduced to them, Scott learned about family and friends because they meant so much to the residents.
Scott was caring, honest, frugal but most of all he was a good listener and those who knew him thought of him in these
ways. For those young people who Scott came to know, his advice to them was to make the best for themselves; education is
imperative for a successful life.
Scott passed away on March 30, 2011.
He was preceded by his parents; siblings; and friend Tom SEIFFERT.
He is survived by his extended family and friends at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and in the community.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerold ADAMS, Tom KELLY, Preston
HAYSE, Ken CARAWAY, Dave MAUDLIN and David FREED.
Friends are encouraged to meet at the Redding Cemetery prior to the 3:00 pm Graveside Services, Redding, Iowa on
April 3, Rev. Edward SHIELDS officiating.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2011
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