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.