Roger D. Scott, age 67, of Alexandria, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Walswick officiating. Music is provided by organist, Val Hanson and vocalists, Allen Larson and Myron Larson. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Alexandria.
A visitation is 5-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m., prayer service, on Wednesday at Berea Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Roger Dale Scott was born on September 5, 1951, to Clarence and Laura (Phillippe) Scott in Marshall, Minnesota, the youngest of nine children. He grew up in Lynd where he attended public school and graduated from Lynd High School in 1970. Following his education, Roger worked various jobs in the Marshall area. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Gritmacker on September 18, 1971, at Garfield Lutheran Church in Madison, Minnesota. Following their marriage, they made their home near the Lynd area. They moved to Alexandria in 1980, where Roger attended Alexandria Technical College and graduated with a degree in accounting. He worked as an engineer technician with Widseth, Smith & Nolting Engineering for nearly 30 years. He was an active member of Berea Lutheran Church which he considered family. His faith was a high point in his life; his belief in God and his faith that God was in charge was unwavering. Roger and Cheryl enjoyed car racing together, which included a trip to a Nascar race in Bristol, Tennessee. He also enjoyed weekend trips to various speedways with his son, Kevin. He was an avid garage sale bargain hunter, where the thrill of finding unique things and socializing was a joy. He was well known being a prankster, and for his great sense of humor. Roger’s true passion was keeping up with his grandchildren’s activities, attending as many events as he was able.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Irene, Velma, Yvonne and Pat; three brothers, Eddie, Ken and David; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Violet Gritmacker.
Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cheryl; daughter, Stacy (Dave) Moske of Parkers Prairie; son, Kevin (Jessica) Scott of Ham Lake; sister, Judy (Gary) Johnson of Heron Lake; three grandchildren, Katie Diorio, Dakota Moske and Peyton Scott; extended Gritmacker family; along with many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Steve Boogaard, Darvin Heldt, Ryan Sigdahl, Garrett Dronen, Gage Dronen, Grant Dronen, Levi Weinberg, and Godson, Brian Ricke. Honorary pallbearers are his Goddaughters, Sarah Rabideau and Terri Hanks.