Howard Scott, 67, of Osceola died April 29, 2013, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. The Rev. Marty Burgus officiated. Cremation followed the service. Burial will be in Garden Grove Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established by the family.
Howard Lyle Scott, son of Grace Pauline (Morgan) and Everett “Eddie” Howard Scott, was born May 5, 1945, at Leon Hospital.
Howard was raised in Garden Grove. He went to Mormon Trail Schools in Garden Grove and graduated in 1963.
In February 1964, Howard joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Cimarron ship in San Diego, Calif. He served on the USS Midway ship overseas during the Vietnam War. He was discharged in February 1968.
When he returned to Iowa, Howard began working for the Osceola Police Department as a police officer for a short time and then began as a dispatcher for the sheriff’s office and Clarke County. Howard also worked at Simco in Osceola.
A few years later, Howard joined the courthouse as a custodian and maintenance worker.
On May 14, 1976, Howard married Connie Wolfe at Garden Grove Methodist Church. They made their home in Osceola.
Howard retired after 33 years of service to Clarke County.
Howard is survived by his wife Connie Scott of Osceola; daughter Jackie (husband Rich) Galloway of Des Moines, and grandsons, Nathan and Joey; daughter Jodie Lusk of Waukee, and granddaughters, Amber and Abby Lusk; sister-in-law Betty Cornelison of Waukee; and other relatives and friends.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; father- and mother-in-law, Raymond and Faye Wolfe; brother-in-law Jerald Cornelison; grandparents; aunts and uncles.