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Scott Edward Rezabek

February 1, 1966 ~ August 26, 2018 (age 52)

Scott Edward Rezabek, 52, of Athol, SD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his home, surrounded by loved ones, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Athol Cemetery.  Reverend Tammy Toepke-Floyd will officiate. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hyke Funeral Home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home ( in Redfield, SD.

Scott Rezabek was born on February 1, 1966 in Redfield to Edward and Lola (Swagart) Rezabek.  He attended Northwestern schools for 12 years.  His childhood was filled with playing in the dirt with his farm toys, playing with the family dog, and helping his dad on the farm when he was older.

Scott farmed with his father three miles east of Athol and he loved being outdoors.  When he was not working he could be found hunting, fishing in a nearby creek for Bullhead, or riding either his four-wheeler or his dirt bike.  He loved animals, having a variety of pets that included his favorite dog, Shadow, raccoons, hamsters, guinea pigs, and he even tolerated a couple of cats.  Scott also enjoyed collecting Snoopy (Peanuts) items.

Scott is survived by his father, Edward, of Athol; sister, Kim Bell, of Athol; nephew, Josh Bell, of Sioux Falls, SD; niece, Renea Halbur (Keith Gustafson) of Sherman, SD; a great-niece, Releena Bell, of Sioux Falls; and many distant relatives from Kansas.

Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Lola Rezabek, and sister, Sue Ann Remare.

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