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Scott Alan Dencklau New Virginia

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:04 a.m. CDT

Scott Dencklau was born February 13, 1964 in Des Moines and died February 28, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, from complications of melanoma cancer.

Visitation will be at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola on Wednesday, March 5th from 5:00 to 7:00pm with funeral services on Thursday March 6th at Kale Funeral home in Osceola. Burial will be in the New Virginia Cemetery immediately following.

Scott graduated from Alden High School in 1982. He was married to Mary Kay Donovan on August 10, 2002 in Osceola, Iowa. Scott worked in the agricultural industry his entire life, most recently working for Livestock Express as an over the road trucker.

Scott is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Dencklau and their 5 “kids”... Labradors, Scrappy, Maddie, Duke, Lucy and Shooter. Scott has always loved being outdoors.  His personal love was breeding, raising and training Labrador retrievers. Scott appreciated their intelligence, ability and love of their people. His time spent training labs allowed him to meet many great people and establish wonderful lifetime friendships as a result.

Scott will be missed by all his friends and family who include his parents, Carl and Karen Dencklau of Sauk Rapids, MN, his brother and sisters, Jackie and Bret Schutt of Williams, Iowa, Kirk Dencklau, Tammy and Shawn Wahle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mother-in-law, Joan Donovan of Branson, MO, brother-in-law, Dave and Trena Donovan of Forsyth, MO, Dennis and Julie Donovan of Branson, MO; Nieces and nephews, Jessie Dencklau, Whitney Schutt (who also shares his love of Labrador retrievers), Isaac and Natasha Wahle, Holly Donovan and her partner Clara Altman, Danny Donovan, Amy Donovan-Munier and her husband A.J., Cindy Donovan and Naomi Donovan. Scott’s family will miss his fun loving adventurous nature and his great laugh.

Our thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at John Stoddard Cancer Center, Medical Oncology and Hematology and all the staff of Powell 3 and ICU at Methodist Medical Center who helped Scott with this journey.

Memorials may be given to the family to be donated to melanoma research at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

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