Rest in Peace Chuck Ross

It is with heavy hearts that we are communicating the loss of our Husband and Father, Chuck Ross. Chuck passed away quietly on Saturday December 3rd surrounded by his wife and family. Chuck was 80 years old.

For those of you who are reading this note that were past or present customers of Scattergun, we want to say Thank You. Thank you for being the inspiration behind Chuck‘s life passion – Scattergun Lodge. Nothing brought him more joy than sharing Scattergun with all of you over the many years. When he was asked, “When are you going to retire?” His response was, “What can I do in retirement that would be more fun than doing exactly what I’m doing right now!” As fate would have it, Chuck left us 3 days after hosting his final group of the season.

So how do we honor Chuck? By continuing the legacy of what he started nearly 25 years ago. Scattergun is in good hands, and we are committed to delivering on Chuck’s vision for generations to come.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday December 16th, at Isburg Funeral Chapels, 439 S. Pierre St., Pierre SD. There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:30 with a brief service at 2:30. Directly following the service there will be a processional to the Lodge for a “Proper” Chuck Ross send off.

We will also be having a Celebration of Life in the Twin Cities on Saturday January 14th at Rush Creek Golf Club from 3-6pm. The address is 7801 County Road 101 Maple Grove MN 55311. Chuck spent his first 60 years in the Twin Cities and we want to make sure all those who desire to pay their respects, get the opportunity to do so.

A donation to the Pierre chapter of Pheasants Forever, in lieu of flowers, would be preferred.

In the meantime, if you have a fun story to share about Chuck, have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out.

On behalf of all of us, thank you.

Sheila, Mike (Moose), Tim (Boom), Pat & Charlie


(605) 875-3500

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