The Oskaloosa Herald
Harold Scott, 93, of Oskaloosa, died Aug. 7, 2012, at the MHP Hospice Services Serenity House in Oskaloosa.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2012, at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Omundson of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Coal Creek Cemetery in Jefferson Township. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday morning at the funeral home; the family will be present from 5-7 p.m. to greet visitors. Memorials may be made to the Serenity House.
Harold I. Scott, son of John and Rebecca Ver Ploeg Scott, was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Oskaloosa. The family lived on a farm in Jefferson Township where Harold and his siblings attended Star School. Harold learned farming at a young age, where many hands were needed to feed the family of nine children. After his education, Harold helped his father on the family farm. He married Phyllis Arlene Grubb, Dec. 14, 1941, in Lancaster, Mo. He and Phyllis farmed in Jefferson and West Des Moines Townships over the years. Harold moved into Oskaloosa in 2006, but continued to help his son with their farming operations until recently. Harold’s passion was farming, but he also took the time to enjoy hunting, fishing and talking on his C.B. radio.
Harold’s family includes his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sone, Scott of Oskaloosa; seven grandchildren: Cathy and Curt Roozeboom, of New Sharon, Peggy and Roger Hoyt, of Scranton, Georgia and Larry Ruggles, of Oskaloosa, Rob and Stacey Scott, of Oskaloosa, Emily Scott, of Iowa Falls, Melissa and Brandon Hunt, of Oskaloosa, and David Wilke and his fiancé Audrianna Glassford, of Oskaloosa; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Virginia Scott, of Oskaloosa; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis on Jan. 25, 2002; a daughter, Judy Chamra; four brothers: Oren, John, Herman, and Homer Scott, and four sisters: Fern Littlejohn, LaVonne Brown, Florence Sloan and Marie Littlejohn.