January 31, 1927 to July 22, 2017
The man who provided for us, guided and encouraged us and loved us is gone and will never be forgotten. He instilled in us the ideals of pride in family and in a job well done; kindness to others, a love of music and honesty, sincerity and integrity. He was born and raised in St. Paul and graduated from Central High School. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. As a Macalester College graduate, he taught us the value of a good education and encouraged and supported us through ours. He had a long and successful career of more than forty years in the investment business. He was very active and loved to golf and play volleyball and enjoyed perfecting his yard and garden. A favorite hobby of his was woodworking and he created many beautiful pieces of furniture. He enjoyed traveling and we were fortunate to go on family trailer trips out West, East and to the North Shore (as long as we were mostly quiet on the long drives…). He and Mom enjoyed their international travels. He loved being “Papa” to his nine grandchildren and was very proud of his entire family. So to the man we love and to who we are grateful for his love, we raise a Beefeaters martini on the rocks with two olives and toast to a life well lived! Dad was greeted in Heaven by our mother, Merle and his parents, Dean and Blanche Field. He leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Mary Field and brother-in-law, Frank Hoppensteadt; daughters, Leigh Tollefson (Bob) and Lynn Field Storla (Kelly) and sons, Rob Field (Tracy) and Rick Field (Maryam); nine gracious and wonderful grandchildren and three great grandchildren. We want to thank Presbyterian Homes-Timber Hills staff for their kindness, care, love, support and encouragement. There aren’t enough positive adjectives to express our gratitude for their gracious and considerate care of Dad and assistance to us. A private memorial and internment is planned. Memorials preferred to Presbyterian Homes-Timber Hills or to the Alzheimer’s Association.