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Ronald W. Scott

Ronald W. Scott

Ronald W. Scott age 49 of Rothschild, formerly of the Menomonie area, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home in Rothschild.

Ron was born November 6, 1970 in Menomonie.  He was the son of Robert and Ruth Ann (Plutshack) Scott.  Ron grew up in the Otter Creek area of Dunn County.  He graduated from Colfax High School in 1989.  Ron enlisted in the U.S Coast Guard and served for four and half years.  Ron returned to the Menomonie area after his service in Coast Guard. 

Ron was a kind-hearted soul and was loved by all that he met. He was a genuine, down to Earth man. Ron loved his family more than life. Hunting and fishing were his favorite hobbies. He loved the Packers and Badgers. Ron was an intelligent man, always eager to learn more about history, his favorite subject. His sense of humor was one of a kind and could always make everyone in the room laugh. He would often joke about looking for Bigfoot.

Ron is survived by his daughter Caitlin (John) Scott of Independence, granddaughters, Gabrielle and Aubree; his mother, Ruth Ann Scott of Menomonie; an aunt, Debra Swanson, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert and a brother, Robert Jr.

Memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Friday July 17, 2020 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie using social distance requirements.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Friday July 17, 2020 at Christ Luther Church-Halvorson Cemetery using social distancing, with Military Honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.



  1. Gregory P Plutshack

    To my sister Ruth Ann Scott and Caitlyn:
    It was with great sadness I heard of Ron's passing. I have such fond memories of Ron and Robert when they were in high school at Colfax. My dad Robert and mother Mickey use to make trips often to the farm when Ruth Ann and Bob Scott lived in Otter Creek! We had many fun times on the farm. That seems a vivid memory of good times when the boys were ready to take on the world and make a difference! Ron was a very accomplished wrestler for Colfax and in 1989 he went 26-0 in regular season! I was so proud of him! Shelly and I saw many of his matches and tournaments!
    My two children and Caitlyn have not met. I look forward to making that happen. My daughter Catie and son Robert are 27 and 30 respectively. Catie has a daughter Saige Capri Schultz. She is 10 also. I am sorry this didn't happen sooner, but I am hopeful we can exchange friendship as a family member in the future!
    Ron's dad Bob Scott was such a comedian too! I know where Ron received his sense of humor! We had such fun playing 31 on the farm and at my parents house on 12th Ave. West in Menomonie! He use to love to pick on my mother Mickey! We all loved him so! A Vietnam Veteran and a fine man! I think of him often!
    Losing Robert was such a tragedy too! 19 years young and his whole life ahead of him! I felt so sorry for Bob, Ruth Ann and Ron! Ron looked up to Robert so much! That was very tough on the entire family. A parents worst nightmare and very hard to handle! Ruth Ann and Bob deserve a lot of credit!
    Attending Ron's funeral will not be pleasant and I am not looking forward to it! Losing a family member is hard, especially one as young as Ron! I know Ron and Robert and Bob are togather in heaven once again and for that I am happy! God always provides for all his children! RIP Ron, and remember you are loved by many! Until we all meet again, I bid you farewell for now!

  2. Thomas Millar

    So sorry! I enjoyed Ron as a student and also as a friend after graduation. He will be missed!

  3. Loyd W Chandler

    Ron will be missed, he was a great guy.

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