Gordon Ralph Scott, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died June 21, 2021, in his home following a short illness. Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 26, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held on Friday June 25, 2021, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel from 4-7 p.m. Committal service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ruth, his children, Janet (Gary) Runyan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Elizabeth “Beth” Scott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, James “Jim” (Tonya) Scott of Ankeny and his brother, Michael (Chris) Kriegel of Toledo, Iowa. Also surviving are grandchildren, Cory Runyan, Scott (Leah) Runyan, Crystal (Corey Shea) Lorenz, Ashley (Tomas “TJ” Stuart) Lorenz, Andrew Scott, great-grandchildren, Jackson, Parker, Cohen, Madalyn, Evelyn and Otto, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Gordon was born February 24, 1930, in Algonac, Michigan, the son of Melvin and Elizabeth (Thompson) Scott. He married Ruth A. Feisel on November 14, 1954, in Tama, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, John Kriegel, sister, Donna Zimple, a sister in infancy, and brothers, Nicholas “Nick” Kriegel, Ronald “Ronny” Kriegel, brother-in-law, Wayne Zimple, and sister-in-law, Jeanie Kriegel.
Gordon was a Firefighter for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department for over 30 years and a civilian employee following his retirement. He spent many years selling sporting goods throughout the state. He was involved with American Legion Baseball for over 20 years on the local, State, Regional and National levels. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, the American Legion in Tama, and the VFW in Cedar Rapids. Gordon served in the United States Air Force in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Gordon received his service metals and awards from Senator Tom Harken during a ceremony on June 8th 2001.
He and Ruth enjoyed spending time with their friends at the Meskwaki Casino. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV. One of Gordon’s greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight or Trinity Lutheran Church.