Donald Edward Scott, 91, of Red WingDonald Edward Scott, 91, of Red Wing, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Donald Edward Scott, 91, of Red Wing, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Donald was born Jan. 15, 1918, at home in rural Tacoma, Wash., to William and Florence (Weed) Scott.
@death of veteran: He served in World War II with the 91st U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) in New Guinea and the Philippines. He married Betty Maberry on Sept. 18, 1948, in Tacoma. He first retired in 1973 from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where he worked as an electrician, then worked six more years at a shipyard in Seattle. Several years later, he and his wife, Betty, joined Mobile Missionary Assistance Program, living in an RV and traveling to work at churches, camps and mission agencies across the United States.
@Normal: They moved to Red Wing in 1990 where Betty passed away in 1992. Donald married Ruby Nelson Sept. 21, 1996, in Red Wing. He met Ruby through the Prime Time Club. Donald was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the American Legion. He attended both First Covenant Church and United Lutheran Church in Red Wing.
Donald is survived by his wife, Ruby; two daughters, Patricia (Rick) Adams of Red Wing and Dorothy (Jon) Andrews of Abrantes, Portugal; three stepdaughters, Sue (Ray) Schabert of rural Cannon Falls, Nancy (John) Reynolds of Minneapolis, and Carolyn Lien (Chris Sanford) of Hastings. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren, and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; three brothers and two sisters, and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, at First Covenant Church with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to First Covenant Church Building Fund, United Lutheran Church Building Fund, or World Venture-AbrantesBuilding Fund. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.