In Memory of

Dale Harry Scott

December 20, 1946 - June 28, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Dale Harry Scott, the son of Hal and Arlene (Godberson) Scott, was born December 20, 1946, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school. In 1965, Dale entered into the United State Navy, stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk where he worked as a machinist mate. During his service, he received the Presidential Unit Citation, a Silver Star, NUCR, and VCM. Dale served 4 tours in Vietnam and spent 33 months on the South China sea. He was honorably discharged in 1969. After his discharge, Dale moved back to Cherokee and worked at Wilson Foods for 39 years, retiring in 2008.

 On September 15, 1979, Dale was married to Barb Peters in Cherokee, Iowa. They resided in Cherokee. Dale had many hobbies and interests which included hunting, camping, fishing, trapping and searching for morel mushrooms. He loved his dogs, shooting guns and never missed a grandchild’s sporting event. He was also very active with the Cherokee Rendezvous. He was a member of Friends of Conservation, Little Sioux Wildlife and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. One of the things that Dale felt honored to do was assist the Cherokee V.F.W and American Legion with hundreds of military funerals over the years. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

 On Sunday, June 28, 2020, Dale passed away at the Cherokee Specialty Care at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Arlene Scott.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Barb Scott of Cherokee, IA; three daughters, Tonya (Kurtis) Kiertzner of Waukee, IA, Tina (Todd) Larsen of Cherokee, IA, and Melanie (Al) Warner of Redfield, IA; six grandchildren: Jaclyn Snapp, Jayme (Mike) Hanson, Jennifer (Britt) Snapp, Tasha (James) Larsen, Trever (Meghan) Larsen; and Elise Warner; great-grandchildren: Vivian and Sylvia Hanson; siblings, twin brother Gayle (Mary) Scott of Cherokee, IA, Connie (Bob) Lueschen of Holstein, IA, Mike (Linda) Scott of Aurelia, IA, and Joan Donahue of Sioux City, IA; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Tribute Video
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jon Riggert
Joe Weldeman
Mark Klemme
Rodney Brown
Derek Scott
Ty Scott
Dave Nielsen

Honorary Bearers
Desel Caboth
All VFW Color Guard
Public visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00  p.m. Wednesday night  at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Military rites will be conducted by the Cherokee V.F.W. LA Wescott Post 2253 and the Cherokee American Legion.


Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Barb, Tonya, Tina and Melanie
I’m so sorry for your loss.
We are thinking of all of you!
Take care
Cousin Bernie ”
- Bernie Elvendahl
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Dale was a great fella, I loved all his wise words he had for everybody. It was such a great blessing to take care of him .”
- Lisa Canpbell
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Deepest sympathy to all of Dale’s family. Alan & Jeanne”
- Alan Mills
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Dear Barb,Tina,Todd and all the Larsen/Scott families. Please except my condolences of the lose of a great American hero,husband,father and grand father. When I first met Todd and Tina then Dale you all took my like I was family. That shows me the best of human character. I will miss Dale and remember him forever. Love Steve Titus and family ”
- Steve titus
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Dale was a good man and a 'Great American'. I am so thankful that I got to spend time with Dale last August. My deepest sympathies to Barb and the Scott family.”
- Michael Jobe
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Dale's passing...”
- Glenda Schleefjo
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:28 PM
“Our deepest condolences to you Barb and all the families . May he rest in peace.”
- Ted & Mary Cline
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:28 PM
“Sorry to hear about my cousin. Remember all the good times growing up in Cherokee county.He out did me in all hunting and fishing experiences in which I"m jeallous. May he rest in peace. Cousin Ron Fick Paton,Iowa”
- Ron Fick
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:28 PM
“Barb,Tina,and all the Scott family we are sorry for your loss. Some good times were had and Dale will be greatly missed. He wow be self by many of his friends that left before him. He is at peace and in good hands. Prays and hugs to you all esp Barb as you go through the next few days. 🙏❤”
- Diana and Doug
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:28 PM
“Sorry to hear of Dales passing. Have lot of memories from working with him many years! My sympathies to the family”
- Dan johnson
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“Have many fond memories of working with Dale at Wilsons. RIP my friend!”
- Dennis Gries
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“just heard the news. so sorry for your loss. prayers are with u barb and all of dales family.”
- phillip j reinert
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Tina and family. Enjoy the memories! ”
- Ginger Murphy
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“Dale was a great funny man just the short time I had known him I grew to love him...his infectious personality rubbed off on anyone who knew him ..sending but love and prayers for his family ”
- Rosa Askvig
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“One of the good ole boys has moved on. My condolences to the family.”
- John R. Snapp
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“We are very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your family. ”
- ed and carolyn wiebe
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:46 PM
“My condolences to the Scott family he was one of a kind and had a big big heart RIP🙏🏻”
- Robert Fiedler
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Prayers for the family!”
- Wiley Walker
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Mary Morris
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Sorry to hear of Dales passing condolences to all”
- Harry and Rita Burkhardt
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Bob and I would like to send out heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Dale. We sure enjoyed all the talks we had with you guys down to Spring Lake. Dale was a great guy and will be sorely missed. ”
- Bob and Sandy Kirchner
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Rest Easy, Dale!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. He was a very special man and so fun to be around. It was a pleasure taking care of him. And thank you for all you have done to help my mother-in-law. It was very appreciated. ”
- Angie Smith
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Bless the Dale Scott Family’s. When they closed down the Logansport Wilson Plant in 1993. I moved to Cherokee,Iowa , Wilson Foods Plant to keep insurance on my children, my daughter had lots of health problems. So in my second week of work at Cherokee. I got to work on a gas filled polish sausage line. That’s when I got to met Dale. He helped me out on the line. We had some common interest. One was eating, he told me of all the good places in North Western Iowa. And I hit then all. Also the VFW and the spring and fall Pow-Wals. Dale is going to be missed. God Bless You 🙏”
- Marvin Joe Good
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“Dale was a great man with a huge heart. He always was the one to boost your spirits when you were having a terrible day and give you something to smile about. He will be greatly missed. I'm so sorry for your loss Barb. ”
- Saralyn Pedersen
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