Larry Lee Scott, 82, of Clear Lake, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake, with his family at his side.
Per Larry’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake, with Reverend Bernie Colorado officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Clear Lake Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Clear Lake V.F.W..
The family will greet friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake, with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Should friends desire, memorials may be left to Clear Lake United Methodist Church or the Clear Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Larry Lee Scott, son of the late Walter and Ida (Hansen) Scott, was born Oct. 15, 1931 in Estherville, Iowa. Larry graduated from Estherville High School in 1950. On Aug. 15, 1950 he enlisted in the National Guard and served as a staff sergeant. His unit was activated and deployed to Germany during the Korean War. On July 28, 1952 Larry was honorably discharged after serving at Camp McMoy, Wis. After returning from the service he attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
In November of 1954, Larry met Ann Partello and after a whirlwind courtship they married on March 6, 1955 and took up residence in Humboldt, Iowa, where Larry worked as a printer for the Humboldt Independent newspaper. While in Humboldt, Stephanie was born after which the family moved briefly to Sterling, Colo. Upon returning to Spirit Lake, Larry took a job as a printer. While in Spirit Lake, Patricia was born, after which Larry accepted a sales position with Midwestern Paper Company and Larry and Ann moved their family to Clear Lake. Valerie was born after moving to Clear Lake, followed by Natalie four years later. In 1968 Larry and Ann moved their family to an acreage south of Clear Lake and enjoyed country living for many years. After working 32 years in sales for Midwestern Paper Company, Larry retired in 1991. He was proud to learn that his large territory was split between three salesmen.
After Larry’s retirement, the couple spent time traveling with winter trips to Florida, Texas and many years in Arizona, as well as trips overseas. They took several trips with friends traveling America in their motor home.
Larry was active in the Clear Lake Jaycee’s, during which he and Ann assisted with the Miss Iowa Pageant and represented Iowa while attending the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Larry was a Mason and also served as a Rainbow Dad for his daughters during their years as Rainbow Girls. Larry was an active member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church and served as an usher for several years. Larry enjoyed listening to music, reading, woodworking, being outdoors, traveling and stimulating conversation with friends and family.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his daughters, Stephanie (Steve) Garner, Waverly, Iowa, Patricia (Finn) Hauchrog, Lake Havasu, Ariz., Valerie Lafrenz and Natalie (Darren) Poole, both of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Kayla (Ryan) Reitzler, Centerville, Ohio, Kimberly Madson, Waverly, Kyle Madson, Madison, Wis., Catherine Hauchrog, Lincoln, Neb., Lauren Lafrenz and Ryan Lafrenz, Clear Lake; great-grandchildren, Rex, Klyne, and Annika Reitzler and Carson Smock; sister, Mary Ellen (Don) Martens, Estherville; brothers, Gene (Kathy) Scott, Menomonie Falls, Wis., and Jim (Ayako) Scott, Clear Lake; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma “Ann” on April 1, 2014; his parents; and two brothers, Bruce and Daniel.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangments.