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Scott, Burl Edwin (1928 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/28/2022 at 19:17:36

Name of deceased: Burl Edwin Scott

Aged: 93 yrs, 8 mo, 13 days

Residence: Lutz, Hillsborough County, FL

Born: Aug. 24, 1928, in Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, IA

Died: May 6, 2022; Lutz, Hillsborough County, FL

Funeral services: Saturday, May 28, 2022; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Avoca, IA; burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, IA

Survived by: Wife of 70 years, Lois; children, Debra (spouse, Richard) Hierlmeier of Jacksonville, FL, Randy Scott of Bettendorf, IA, Cindy (spouse, Jim) O' Donoghue, Ken (spouse, Renee) Scott, and Dan Scott, all of Tampa, FL; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mark (spouse, Margy) Scott of Dakota Dunes, SD, and Larry (spouse, Vera) Scott of Warner Robbins, GA; sister-in-law, Joan Scott of Council Bluffs, IA; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Richard and Bernice (nee Rounds) Scott; brothers, Richard and Max Scott

Education: Graduated from Macedonia (IA) High School, Class of 1946; he later attended school to become an electrician.

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: U. S. Army at Ft Leavenworth, KS, during the Korean War, training troops

Marriage: Lois Gustafsen; April 16, 1952; location not provided

Employment: Farmer; he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1964 for Pottawattamie County and was most proud of passing his bill to install the red octagon stop sign on school busses due to witnessing a young girl's death after exiting the bus when he was a child. Afterwards, this legislation was adopted by every state and many countries, but Iowa was the first! He was also proud of cutting the ribbon on the opening of I-8O and for procuring the funding for Iowa Western Community College. Was also a self-employed electrician--Scott Electric provided agricultural and commercial electrical services as well as an appliance store and a laundromat for Avoca and the surrounding areas until after his retirement in 1993.

Hobbies/Interests: Was very service orientated for the community, serving several terms as a Pottawattamie County Commissioner; was commander of the American Legion in Macedonia, Shelby, and Avoca, IA; was a member of the Pottawattamie (IA) County Fair Board and of the Shiners; was also a member of the Masonic Order.

Sources: kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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