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Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Monday May 23rd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Monday May 23rd, 2022

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Memorial Service - which will begin at 10:35 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton
Tuesday May 24th, 2022

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Dr. Scott Richmond Plath

Dr Scott Richmond Plath, age 68, passed peacefully in his Yankton home, surrounded by his family, Friday, May 20, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton. The family will receive friends and loved ones from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday May 23, 2022 at Goglin Funeral Home in Yankton, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. All guests are encouraged this evening to wear Hawaiian shirts. 

Scott was born August 27, 1953 in Yankton, SD to Dr CJ “Corky” and Grace (Richmond) Plath. He grew up in Yankton and had an eventful childhood. Scott had open-heart surgery at 5 years old. He spent the rest of his life “testing” his guardian angels.

While “running” from the profession of chiropractic, Scott tried his hand at many other trades in his youth. Realizing that chiropractic was indeed his calling and passion, he dedicated his professional life to learning, bringing the latest technology and services to his patients. Scott was proud to be a third generation Chiropractor and his patients were both his friends and family. He attended many of their life events.

Scott had a great sense of humor and made us all laugh, even Missy finally admitted that he was funny. He was truly on the road to being a recreational specialist. Doc enjoyed a fine cigar, a good glass of wine, a windless day on the golf course, and well-maintained bowling alley lanes, along with hunting, fishing, and shooting but what he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family. He will be missed not only for his big heart, but for his “Big breakfasts” and his Chef Pierre No-hair personality.

Those that knew him would describe Scott as a family man, a charismatic doctor, but most importantly a loyal friend.

Scott is survived by his wife Missy; children: Brian (Niki) Plath-Bobby, Daniel (Alexandria), Zach Adair, Jason (Kristin) Plath-Jackson and Ryder, Kristin (Bob) Heckenlaible-Emmalyn, Landon, Brinley and Bria, Allison (Damon) Jarabek, Courtney (Nick) Neville, Gabriel Plath (Gracey McCloud), William and CJ Plath; his mother, Grace Plath; sister, Shelly (George) Williams;  brother, Kirk (Kim) Plath; his mother-in-law, Wanda Dolejsi; sister-in-law, Laura (Daniel) Horacek; brother-in-law, Willie Russaw; 9 nieces and nephews and his beloved family of patients.

He was proceeded in death by his father, CJ Plath; step-father, Bill Tyler; father-in-law, Larry Dolejsi; sister-in-law, Carrie Russaw; daughter, Isabelle and granddaughters, Sariel, Faith, and Hope.

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Leslee and I were so sorry to hear “Scotty”had passed. Always happy and jovial, Scott had a fiery spark and I still hear his laughter in my ear. I was so fortunate to call Scott a friend.
He will be truly missed by many.

Ogi Resse Jun 21 2022 1:34 PM

So very sorry to hear of Dr. Scott’s passing. He was the first chiropractor I ever watched in action. He was the reason I became a chiropractor. Love you buddy. Will miss you. My condolences to the family. We will all miss a very authentic person.

Dr. Timothy Hotz Jun 1 2022 9:52 AM

Very sorry for your loss. The bowling community has also lost a terrific guy. Scott always had a smile and a happy greeting for me. He will be missed.

Frank Osborn May 25 2022 9:14 AM

Such a beautiful video-the smiles, the joy, the love. I have many fond memories of Scott. How could I not-he was my first date!!
My most sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time

Beth (Shuff) Ludwig May 23 2022 10:28 PM

Missy and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. He will be missed by many people. Take care in the days ahead.

Laurie Lacroix May 23 2022 4:41 PM

Sorry to read about Scott. He was a hell of a man and will be greatly missed, shirts and cigars, included.

Curt Peterka May 23 2022 3:08 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. I just knew Dr. Scott from conferences. His laughter and Hawaiian shirts were hard to miss. Heaven got a good one.

Rebecca Studelska May 23 2022 9:54 AM

I knew Scott in my 3 years in Michael Gaeta's CMC course. It was a delight whenever Scott spoke in our class, as his voice was filled not only with intelligence and experience, but intuition and warm compassion. He will be missed.

Marguerite Shinouda May 22 2022 7:17 PM