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Gerald Scott

Gerald Verne Scott, son of Raymond Verne & Edna Maude (Bissell) Scott, was born March 26, 1921 in rural Villisca, Iowa. He graduated from Corning High School in 1938. He farmed with his dad until he was drafted in the US Army in 1942. On August 1, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lois Brown in Grant City, MO. While in the Army, he was an officer in the Artillery as a forward observer. After the surrender of enemy forces in August 1945, Gerald was assigned to the Army of the Occupation in Japan. Gerald was honorably discharged as a Captain in the Spring of 1946.
Gerald returned to the Corning area and resumed farming with his dad until moving to a farm 8 miles NW of Diagonal in Lincoln Township where he farmed and raised his family. In 1980, he moved into Clearfield and continued farming for John Parrish until retiring in 1998. He enjoyed raising a garden and doing yard work. Gerald was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be remembered for his gentle manner. Gerald was a 60 year member of Morris Herrold Post #395 in Diagonal.
Gerald passed away April 8, 2014 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Diana Scott on July 8, 2008; brothers Claire Scott and Glenn Scott; sisters Norma O'Riley, Deloris Hollander and Ruth Swartz; sisters-in-law Lois Kemery Scott, Betty Scott, and Berneita Dunham; brothers-in-law John O'Riley, Sam Hollander, Byron Swartz, Byron Ogburn, Morris Dunham, Floyd Morris, Gerald Brown, and Bernard Brown.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Lois Scott, of Clearfield; son David (Jeannette) Scott of Osceola, IA; daughters Janis (Ed) Johnston of Diagonal, IA and Joyce (Dave) Sweeney of Lenox, IA; 8 grandchildren Derek Scott, Scott Johnston, Deron (Liline) Scott, Curt (Mandy) Johnston, Trent Johnston, Angela (Ryan) Reynolds, Erin (Tysen) Christensen, Chris (Anna) Sweeney; great grandchildren Adalyn Reynolds, Ryce Reynolds, Makenna Johnston, Hadlee Christensen, Emma Reynolds, Chase Johnston, Jesa Christensen, and Cole Johnston; brothers Marvin Dee Scott of Covington, Washington and Edward (Sharon) Scott of Corning, Iowa; sister Illah (Clifford) Brown of Corning, Iowa; sisters-in-law Joann Morris of Omaha, NE, Judy Brown of McKinney, Texas, Darlene Brown of Papillion, NE, Judy (Dennis) Grantham of Denver, Colorado, and Rosanna Walker of Moorehead, MN; other relatives and friends.

  • Funeral Service

    April 11, 2014
    1:30 PM

    United Methodist Church

    201 S. Monroe St
    Clearfield, IA

  • Burial

    Friday April 11 2014

    Clearfield Cemetery

    Clearfield, IA

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So very sorry Lois I just saw this now. Gerald was a good man. He was also a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. If I had known I would have been there Lois.TJIR

Posted by Dorothy Garrett-Smith - Diagonal, IA - friend   April 12, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I can remember Dad as such a great guy and I am sorry for your lost. I can remember play with the girls. I can remember riding bikes to your house them going on the dirt road to he old bridge.

Posted by Sharon Hower Slote - Eldon, MO - neighbor   April 10, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I remember your father as a kind, hard-working farmer of few words. He certainly tolerated having us girls stay all night well without complaint of giggles and talking all night. It is always sad to say goodbye to your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember his life.



Posted by Julie Routh - McKinney, TX - friend of family   April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM