Walter Byron Scott 1890-1960
SCOTT, HANSEN, MARTENS, MURRIE, WICKERSHAM, JENSEN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/13/2012 at 00:23:37
Heart Ailment Fatal to Walter Scott
Walter B. Scott, 68, retired Rock Island Railroad employee and resident of Estherville for 43 years, died at 5 p.m. yesterday of a heart ailment. He had been hospitalized for only a few days.
Mr. Scott came to Estherville in 1917 and was employed 31 years with the Rock Island Railroad. He was born Dec. 23, 1891 [per cemetery records & WWI Draft records, 1890] at Melvin, Ill., the son of Daniel Henry and Minnie Belle Scott. He was educated in DeWitt county schools and spent his boyhood in Illinois. He was married June 18, 1922 to Ida M. Hansen at Lamberton, Minn.
Mr. Scott was a veteran of World War I, a 25-year charger member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of World War I Veterans organization and of the Christian Church.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Ellen) Martens of Estherville; five sons, Daniel W. and Bruce D. of Estherville; Larry L. of Clear Lake; Gene H. of Harmony, Minn., and Jimmie Dale serving in the U.S. Navy and 12 grandchildren.
Also surviving are five brothers, Ray of Armstrong, Dewey of Downers Grove, Ill., Charlie of Libertyville, Ill., Joe of Lansing, Ill., Dan of Waukegan, Ill., who is moving to Estherville; and three sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Rachel) Murrie of Deerfield, Ill., Mrs. Ralph (Sally) Wickersham of Lake Bluff, Ill., and Mrs. Lawrence (Dot) Jensen of Estherville. He was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents.
A family service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sternborg Reese Funeral Home and public service at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church with the Rev. Lester Strubhar officiating. Burial will be in Eastside cemetery. The casket will not be opened after the service. Friends may call at the Sternborg-Reese Funeral home from noon Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the church following the family service. Military rites will be in charge of local posts of the VFW, American Legion and World War I Veterans. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 17, 1960)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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