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Franklin Dale Scott

January 28, 1935 - August 4, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Franklin Dale Scott

Franklin Dale Scott

Born: January 28, 1935
Died: August 4, 2021
Age: 86

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     Franklin Dale Scott, 86, of Spencer, completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at St. Luke Lutheran Home.

Frank was born on January 28, 1935, in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Franklin D. & Williamina D. Scott.  When he was in the 4th grade, the family moved to North Riverside, IL.  Frank completed his elementary schooling and junior high years in Toledo, OH and Warrenville, NJ.  In 1949, the family moved to Van Wert, OH, where Frank graduated from Van Wert High School in 1953.  He went on to attend Ohio University in Athens, OH.

     On June 10, 1956, Frank married his high school sweetheart, Jerry Ann Halliwell, in Van Wert, OH at the First Baptist Church.  Frank and Jerry returned to New Britain, Conn. to live until 1966.  They were blessed with three children, Franklin III “Scotty”, Michael Leroy and Cynthia “Cindy” Ann. 

     Frank worked for one year at the Borden’s Cheese Factory, Tubular Product Inc. as a production control manager, Warner Swasey Company as an expediter, Teleflex Company as a production control manager and finally retired from Eaton Corporation in Spencer in the production control department for over 23 years.  After retirement, Frank had the pleasure of working part-time for Warner Funeral Home for many years until his health declined.  One of his “fun things to do” was selling various products at the Clay County Fair.

     Frank accepted the Lord in April of 1956 and had been serving Him ever since.  He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Spencer, serving on the Mission and Deacon Boards as a member and Chairman, working with the AWANA program, teaching Sunday school and serving on the Social, Reception and Nominating Committees.  Frank and Jerry also served as a youth sponsor.

     Frank coined the name, “GOF” meaning Good Ol’ Frank and boy was he.  If you would drive down his street in the summer, you would see him mowing the whole neighborhood and in the winter, he would snow blow the whole block.  He enjoyed serving Meals on Wheels and caring for people in the church, but his greatest joy in life, next to having a loving and caring wife, was watching his children and grandchildren grow and succeed in all that they do.  Frank was his grandchildren’s number one fan! He would always end his conversation with, “Just Remember, GLY” (Grandpa Loves You).

     Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Jerry, of 65 years; one son, Michael (Maralee) of Buffalo Grove, IL; one daughter Cindy Glover (Allen Glover) of Arnolds Park; six grandchildren, Austin (Sara) Glover of West Des Moines, Scott (Samantha) Glover of Dubuque, Derek (Molly Rossbach) Scott of Winona, MN , Hannah (Kyle Martin) Scott of Chicago, IL, Taylor (Kevin) Martinson of Rochester, MN and Anna Glover of Rochester, MN; two great-grandchildren, Collette “CiCi” and Asher Glover; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

     He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Franklin III “Scotty”; one sister, Margaret Pontius; his father and mother-in-law;  sisters-in-law;  brothers-in-law and his favorite grandpuppy, Bo.

     Frank would like to leave one thought behind for all of us to consider as they pass through life on earth.  In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”.

     The family would like to extend their great appreciation to St. Luke Lutheran Home and Dr. Witt for their excellent care of Frank these past couple of years.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Spencer.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church in Spencer or St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.
Pastor Jon Pausley
Pastor Curtis Batschelet
Austin Glover
Scott Glover
Derek Scott
Hannah Scott
Taylor Martinson
Anna Glover
Will begin at 3:00 P.M., Monday, August 9, 2021 with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Ave Maria"

By Katie Kardell

Congregational Hymns

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"Amazing Grace"
"Up From The Grave He Arose"

Organist, Brenda Sassman
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:04 PM
“My best memory of Frank was him always sneaking up behind me and just giving me a little pinch on the arm or leg as a way to say hello...of course always followed by his joyous laugh. So very sorry for your loss.”
- Matt Kuehler and Kim Wilson
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:42 AM
“I have many fond memories of GOF especially his big heart and his warm smile. I can't think of time when I saw Frank that he didn't have a smile on his face or a kind word to say. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate a life well lived while also morning a loss. May God be with you and bring you comfort, strength and peace. ”
- Jill Longest (Culshaw)
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:56 AM
“Frank was such a fun man. I worked with him at the fair. We would always have a contest to see who could sell the most! Frankie, as I loved to call him, always seemed to win! Everyone will miss that friendly smile. Family hold fast to those wonderful memories.”
- Jill
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:25 AM
“So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, Jerry. Sincere condolences. ”
- Sue Eilers
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“Frank was such a marvelous guy. We are blessed to have known him, and praise God that he's with THE KING now! Praying for your family at this difficult time of loss. - Tim and Susan Christensen”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear that he passed away. He was one of my favorite residents to see when I was at St. Lukes. I went to school with Austin and thats how I got to know Frank, he was a sweet kind man. He will be missed.”
- Julie Ash
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:45 AM
“So sorry for the your lost. Frank was always extremely nice and would love to chat anytime I saw him. May you find peace in this time of mourning. God bless snd you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Kyle and holly Fueston ”
- Kyle Fueston
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:45 AM
“Dear Jerry, Cindy and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I know you have many great memories of Frank that will bring you comfort now and in the days/years ahead. I Always enjoyed seeing him at the Okoboji Bible Conference and appreciated his time representing First Baptist Church by serving pie and ice cream occasionally. His life embodied the hands and feet of Jesus. Please know you’re in my prayers for peace and comfort in his passing.”
- Cheryl Hessenius
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Frank was truly a good Christian man. I enjoyed working with him for many years. I don't remember him ever being disagreeable, even in a stressful job. A life well lived!”
- Harley Kraft
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Worked with Frank for many years at Eaton, always a pleasure to work with. Our sympathy goes to the Scott family at this time.”
- Dale & Rhonda Streufert
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Frank was a amazing man. He always had a smile on his face. I remember when he and his family would come to Spencer Hospital on Sundays after church to o have lunch. He was always so nice to everyone ”
- Jeree Beck Wikstrom
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Frank was a joy to know and visit with. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. It was a pleasure to see him everyday at Eaton over the years and I'm sure he will be greatly missed.”
- Cindy Munden
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Frank's passing. It has been many years since we met but Frank was truly a great man.”
- Tammy S Nighswonger
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 8:47 AM
“I worked at Eaton Corp. for many years while Frank was there. He was always pleasant and a pleasure to chat with. My sincere condolences to the entire Scott Family.

R.I.P. Frank Scott”
- Tony Lowe
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:29 AM
“We are sorry for your loss, but Heaven gained an angel. Frank was so faithful at volunteering to bring patients unable to drive to the clinic for appointments. He was also so very encouraging to our kids when they were growing up.”
- Ken & Karen Hunziker
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 5:49 PM
“I am so sorry to hear that Frank passed away. We were their neighbors just to the south of them in Spencer. Frank and Jerrie were the best neighbors. We had a lot of fun visiting with them. And every year I would get one of the Spencer coupon book s from them. You have my deepest sympathy ”
- Barb Kerns
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2:24 PM
“My deepest condolences to the Scott family. He was one true gentleman, you have got to count your blessings that you had such a beautiful person by your side all of these years. I know it won't be the same with out him here but know that he loved all of you very much.
God Bless”
- Rhonda Olson
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