Dean Scott, 72, of Valparaiso, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1945, on the family farm in Pulaski. In his youth, he was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Dean also spent several years working at Russell’s Old Trading Post in Winamac. He graduated from Winamac High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea during the Vietnam conflict. Dean was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a supporter of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fund. On April 17, 1999, Dean married Carol L. Rowland Shipley in Hobart. He retired from Inland Steel Company of East Chicago in 2007. Dean was a proud member of United Steel Workers Union Local #1010 in East Chicago.
Dean enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and traveling with his wife. He was an avid reader and antique enthusiast. Dean also enjoyed the outdoors and was a supporter of nature preservation and land reclamation.
Dean was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. Family was everything to him. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Carol L. Scott of Valparaiso; son John [Cathy] Scott of Glenview, Illinois; grandson Brian Scott; granddaughter Nicole Scott; stepson Kurt Shipley of Kokomo; mother Cletha Koepkey Scott of Winamac; brothers: Jerry Scott of Pulaski, David Scott of Winamac, and Bill [Cindy] Scott of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur L. Scott.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Rev. Jeff Seger officiating. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winamac First Christian Church or Pulaski Health Care Center.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary.
(Pulaski County Journal — May 30, 2018)