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Scott Oakland, 49

Scott K Oakland, 49, died Sunday, May 25th, at Regions Hospital in St Paul, Minn. as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury Minn.

Scott was employed by ServiceTec, where he installed and maintained computerized equipment at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and the Humphrey Airport. Scott was an avid musician all of his life. He did not read music but played by ear. He earned his high school letter in music by grade 7 when he accompanied the high school chorus playing a trap set. He continued to play drums, playing with several different bands, including a Chicago Blues band in Fort Collins, Colo. When Nikki was three he stopped playing, as he decided that music was not a lifestyle for him and his family. They moved to Woodbury, where he worked for Best Buy and developed his love for computers, for which he completed several certifications. He built computers and enjoyed the mechanics of as well as the operations of computers. He recently won the coveted ServiceTec's Quest Award, for outstanding service to the company and its clients.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Nicole, and partner Beth Criger of Woodbury; his parents, Jim and Florence Oakland of Bisbee, N.D.; sisters, Sara (Paul) Curl of Woodbury; Stacy (Corey) Stephens of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his grandmother, Violet Christofferson of Park Rapids, Minn.; a niece, Rachael Curl and a nephew, Elias Curl of Woodbury and several aunts and uncles, and many cousins.

Services will be held at a later date in Bisbee, N.D. and burial will be in Bisbee Lutheran Cemetery.