FAIRMONT — Gloria Scott, age 90, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at her home in Fairmont, Minn., surrounded by family. A private family funeral service was held Oct. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church. There will be a celebration of life for Gloria in the spring.
Gloria was born March 1, 1929, in Ortonville, Minn., the daughter of the Reverend Arling and Ingeborg (Stokke) Thompson. Gloria grew up in Blue Earth, Minn., where she graduated from high school. Gloria attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
Gloria was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Scott on Jan. 22, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.
Throughout her life, Gloria was a faithful member of her church. Things of special importance to her were singing in the Grace Lutheran Chancel Choir, being a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for 68 years and volunteering at the Fairmont Hospital for more than 50 years.
Gloria especially treasured time with her family and many friends.
Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ken; children, Mary Ellen Scott of Hopkins, Minn., Mark Scott of Palm Springs, Calif., Susan Rae (David) of Excelsior, Minn., grandchildren, Sophie Rae and Chloe Rae of Excelsior; sister, Marilyn Nielsen of Fairmont; sisters-in-law, Margaret Tyler and Winifred Scott of Columbia, Mo.; nieces and nephews, Matthew Nielsen (Jennifer), Tom Tyler (Emily), Bob Tyler, Marnie Tyler (Brad Halstead), Howard Ambrus (Brandy), Michael Scott, and Rina (Charlie) Leon; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Kenneth W. and Marian Scott; brothers-in-law, Ken Nielsen and Richard Tyler; and nephew, John Tyler.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or a memorial of your choice.