STERLING – Harold Fredrick Scott, 86, of Sterling, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
He was born on May 3, 1927, in Rock Falls, the son of Fred William and Helen Etola (Whipple) Scott. He served as a private first class in the Army. He married Marilyn June Albus on March 17, 1951, in Rock Falls. Harold was employed as a roller foreman at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, retiring in 1979. He was a member of New Bedford Christian Church, a life member of Sterling Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Sterling Family Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Gary Scott of Mount Dora, Fla., Randy (Diana) Scott of Harmon, and Daniel (Leslie) Scott of Fulton; three daughters, Deborah Scott of Villa Park, Audrey Scott of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Peggy (Dave) Balsley of Dixon; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, LeRoy, Keith, and Elmer; three sisters, Jessie, Mae, and Pauline; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls, with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
Memorials may be made to New Bedford Christian Church.
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