Donald Walter Scott, Jr.
- December 12, 1952 - October 21, 2011
- Sharpsburg, Iowa
of Donald's Passing
- Memorials may be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Research.
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“Nicole and Family, I just saw that your father Don passed away last month. He was a very nice man and you could just tell from his smile he truly...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Brill McKee Green - Austin, TX
“We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I remember the Scott family being so active at the Methodist Church and think of all of you as a part of...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Linda and Fred Woolley - LaVista, NE
“Don, Nellie --so sorry to hear of your loss. May your wonderful memories help you during this time. God Bless.
3 of 27 | Posted by: Dave & Zelda Winslow - Davenport, IA
“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you deeply. Love, Aunt Grace and Uncle Junior
4 of 27 | Posted by: Junior and Grace Rogers - WA
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keep the memories close to your heart... they will last a lifetime. Love you, Janet
5 of 27 | Posted by: Janet Carey - Richland, WA
“I remember Don as being a very nice, polite man. He was kind to everyone. He was a member of the greatest football team Lenox High School ever had!...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Dan Hewitt - Cedar Falls, IA
“Kathy and family,
So sorry to hear of Donnies passing. I'll always remeber his smile and the times all of us cousins played together at Grandpa...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Garnette Ratliff Crawford - CA
“Kathy and family, I just learned of Don's passing. You are in my prayers. Don was a good person, always kind to all.
8 of 27 | Posted by: Janice (Beckett) Miller - Creston, IA
“So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Donnie was always so very, very nice. I'll never forget when he told me about Kathy. He was surprised someone...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Lucinda Page Winchell - Van Meter, IA
“So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Enjoyed having him in my classes and he always had a smile. God bless you all.
10 of 27 | Posted by: Carolyn Dillenburg - Creston
“Kathy, Thinking of you during the loss of Don, you all will continue to be in my prayers, praying the Holy Spirit will comfort you as only He can do....Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Baker - Grant City, MO
“Kathy and Family
So sorry to read of Donnie passing. My prayers are with you all.
12 of 27 | Posted by: Joyce Nikolas - pin, AR - cousin
I was home visiting my mother this weekend for her 91st birthday and the pastor mentioned Don's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Ada (Lucas) Calendine - Omaha, NE
“Our deepest sympathy for the loss of not only a classmate, but such a good person. Don will be remembered and missed by so many.
14 of 27 | Posted by: Jim & Carol Probasco - TN
“Nicole, was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Cherish your special memories and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
15 of 27 | Posted by: Kendra Wellauer Hughes - Clarinda, IA
“Another classmate of 1971 gone but not forgotten. Sorry to hear about Don.
16 of 27 | Posted by: David Calvin - Glenwood, MD
“I can't think of a better man than Don. I'm glad that I could call him my friend. I am sad. I can only imagine how you must feel.
17 of 27 | Posted by: Jeffery Blake - Bedford, IA
“Praying that you will be able to find comfort in the memories of the beautiful life that you shared with Don.
You have many friends that are here...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Becky & Steve McCann
“So many memories...As a kid I remember spending so much time with Donnie and his sisters. We were always together. Dinners, holidays. Will always...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Norma Scott Wickenhauser
“I am so sad to hear of the news of you and your family's loss. I know your family will keep you safe in their arms. Your extended family here at SWCC...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Wade Sick - Lorimor, IA - Friend
My sympathies to you and Don's friends and family.
21 of 27 | Posted by: TOM Dunphy - Creston, IA
“Kathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May beautiful memories lesson the sadmess you feel with each...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Marilyn Werner - Shannon City, IA
“We were sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember Donnie's smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Allen and Beverly...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Allen and Beverly Ratliff - GA
“We were sadden to hear of the loss of Don, his memory will live long in your hearts, I wish we had all the right words to comfort your sorrow and...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Shirley and Darrell Brown - IA
“Kathy and Family I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jill Sawyer - Omaha, NE
“Kathy and family; You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Maureen and Richard.
26 of 27 | Posted by: Richard and Maureen Weaver
“Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family
27 of 27 | Posted by: Your Friends at Ringgold County Hospital - IA
Memorial services for Donald Scott, Jr., age 58 of Sharpsburg, Iowa who passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation will be one hour prior to services with the family greeting friends. Interment of ashes will be held at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials may be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Research. Memories may be shared at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Donald Walter Scott, Jr. was born December 12, 1952 to Donald and Nellie (Sparks) Scott at Clarinda, Iowa. Donald attended Sharpsburg and Lenox Schools, graduating in 1971 from Lenox. While in high school he met his future wife, Kathryn Saunders. They were married August 5, 1972 at First Presbyterian Church in Lenox. During the first few years of their marriage, Donald worked in construction and the couple traveled throughout Iowa finally settling in his home town of Sharpsburg. Donald and Kathryn were happy to welcome to their family 3 children, Nicole, Deanne, and Donald III.
When Donald left construction, he farmed the family farm for 5 years before deciding to attend Southwestern Community College and receiving an associate's degree in electronics technology. He spent 10 years working at Trolli Corp in Creston, IA in the maintenance department. When he left Trolli he started working as a private contractor doing electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling work for Schroeder Electrical and Plumbing in Creston, IA. This work was especially gratifying to Donald because he worked with his good friend Troy Schroeder.
Donald always enjoyed spending time with his family. Holidays and planning family vacations were especially enjoyed by Donald. He loved his children and grandchildren and would always be there when any of them needed anything at all. Donald always had a book to read, especially science fiction books. He loved movies and would often stay up late watching an old classic. Donald could repair almost anything, from furnaces and plumbing to cars. He was especially proud of the work he had done on the family home over the years. He and Kathryn would often take road trips on weekends, just the two of them. Their love and marriage was an example and a goal for their children throughout their lives.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Kathryn, and his daughters Nicole Scott, with her special friend Ryan Still from Bedford, and Deanne Jackson, with her husband Todd from Creston, his grandchildren, Sierra and Logan Paul, and Jade, Connor, and Elias Jackson. His parents Donald and Nellie Scott, his three sisters, Helen Ambrose and husband Charles Ambrose of Gravity, Susan Lee of Cedar Rapids, and Janet Tiefenthaler and husband Gary Tiefenthaler of Adel, IA.
Welcoming Donald at the gates of Heaven are his mother in law June Saunders and his beloved son Donald Walter Scott III.
Donald was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
The joy shared with his family will remain close to their hearts forever.