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Jerry G. Scott

Jerry G. Scott

Jerry G. Scott, age 86 formerly of Durand, died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Dove Health Care-West in Eau Claire with his family by his side.

Jerry was born on September 30, 1932 in Galesville. He was the son of Lyle and Laura (Flugstad) Scott. Jerry grew up in Trempealeau and graduated from Trempealeau High School in 1950. After high school, Jerry was drafted into the U.S. Army, served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. When he returned from the military, Jerry returned to work at Brunkow Hardwoods in Trempealeau. He worked his entire career with Brunkow Hardwoods and transferred to Nelson when the Trempealeau plant closed. Jerry was one of the last grading sawyers in the state of Wisconsin. He married Caroline Mae Papenfuss on October 13, 1956 in Nodine, MN. After marriage they moved to Trempealeau, Wisconsin and began raising their family.  In 1978 they moved to the Maxville Township, rural Durand and later moved to the City of Durand. Jerry lived in the Oakview Care Center, the Plum City Care Center and at Dove Healthcare-West.

Jerry enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, reading western books and singing. Most of all, Jerry loved to spend time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his children; Peggy (Daniel) Biesen of Osseo; Patty (Dan) Crawford of La Crosse; Perry (Andrea) Scott of Durand, Nicole (Gerald) Anderson of Red Wing, MN, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one sister; Elizabeth Scheid of Centerville, one brother; Danny of Holmen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Caroline, a daughter; Christine in infancy and two brothers; Larry and Jay.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 10:00AM-12:00PM Noon Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Military Honors will be provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Pete & Dawn Roth

    Our deepest sympathy! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry’s family at this sad time!

  2. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Perry Andrea , Heather and the rest of the Scot family our sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.

  3. Curt and Cindy Teerink

    Sending healing prayers and hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Laurinda Teerink

    So sorry for you loss Thoughts and prayers Peggy and Dan also with your family

  5. Mike and Gale Raasch

    Prayers for you and your family, we are so sorry for your loss!
    Love Mike and Gale

  6. Sharon

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  7. Wendy Severson Hellerud

    Great uncle Jerry will be missed, I still have the Hope chest he made for me over 30 years ago. I will cherish it dearly! Love you all!! Miss you ❤️

  8. Patti Blount

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.


    So enjoyed visiting with Jerry at the Plum City Care Center. He was either doing a project or reading a book instead of just sitting idle. Always so sharp.
    Sympathy to his family.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  10. John and Judy parr

    Sorry to hear about Scott

  11. Anita Simmons

    Will always remember you Uncle Jerry
    You truly Was one of my favorite Uncle
    You will be truly be missed
    My Love goes out to his family and friends

  12. Michaeleen Kaeser

    Perry and Andrea Sorry for your loss.

  13. Rodney and Patricia Hurlburt

    Sorry in the loss of your Father - Thinking of you and sending many prayers.

  14. Joanne Hewitt

    Sympathy to the family. He was a sweet.man with.a great sense.of humor.

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