Richard “Dick” Scott, 90, Logansport, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in his home.
Born Sept. 4, 1923, near Twelve Mile, he was the son of the late Carl M. and Ethel Kinzie Scott.
He was married to Velma Ulerick Scott April 16, 1947. She preceded him in death Aug. 12, 1950. On Jan. 18, 1953, in the Twelve Mile E.U.B. Church, Dick married Rosanna M. Smith Scott, who survives.
A 1941 graduate of Twelve Mile High School, Dick was a lifelong farmer, residing on the same farm that his family homesteaded in 1836.
In earlier years, Dick was a member of Corinth Brethren Church. He became a member of the Spring Creek Christian Church when he married Rosanna in 1953. Dick was very active in his church, having served as a teacher until he could no longer see to read. He had also served as a trustee, a deacon and elder. He loved the Lord and loved doing His work. He was proud of his legacy at Spring Creek Church. It was founded in 1836 by his great-great-grandfather, Elder John Scott.
Dick was not only active in church, he served on many committees in the community. He received the Master Farmer Conservation award in 1997 and the Dick Cassidy “Thanks for Giving” award from the Cass County Community Foundation in 2008. He served on the Extension Board and was a former president of the 4-H Fair Association Board of Directors. He had also served as a board member of the Cass County Co-op. Dick served on the ASCS Board, the zoning and planning boards, the Cass Community Foundation Board and was a Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor.
Dick was a devoted family man and a loving husband and father. He took much pride and joy in his children and grandchildren. He always wanted to be a good example for them.
Surviving with his wife of nearly 61 years are one son, Gary Scott and his wife Tery of Logansport; three daughters, Virginia Ulerick Baker of Logansport, Donna Scott Wong and her husband Byron of Vienna, Va., and Kay Scott Kline and her husband Dan of Logansport; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Boxell of Logansport; 12 grandchildren, Kraig Baker, Mindy Eisenbise, Alison Wong, Matthew Wong, Amy Scott, Ingrid Scott, Michelle Scott, Kyle Scott, Eric Scott, Brittany Scott, McKenna Kline and Morgan Kline; six step-grandchildren, Lindsay Gebhart, Douglas Nelson, Cindy Buckhalter, Byron Wong Jr., Mary Leazenby and Chad Jacobs; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son, Brad Scott; son-in-law, Al Baker; brothers, Carl J. Scott and William Scott; and sisters, Margaret Johnson and Fairy Bowman.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Spring Creek Christian Church with Larry Molaski officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brad Scott Memorial Scholarship through the Cass County Community Foundation or the Spring Creek Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
You may light a candle of hope in Dick’s memory, share condolences in his guestbook and view his video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.