Monday, August 31, 2015
RAYMOND H. SCOTT
NAME OF DECEASED: RAYMOND HARRY SCOTT AGE: 94
ADDRESS: 421 South Vincent Street, Medford, WI 54451
PLACE & DATE OF DEATH: Aspirus Hospital, Medford, Sunday, August 30, 2015.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM, Saturday September 12, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin
INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.
VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 24, 1921, Corning, Iowa.
EDUCATION: Corning High School, Class of 1939; A.B., Creighton University; LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws), Marquette University.
MARRIAGE: Married Ruth Mary (Kelly) Scott, October 9, 1948 in Antigo, WI. Ruth Mary preceded Raymond in death in 2003.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Raymond achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1937. He graduated from Creighton University with an A.B. Degree in 1943. He served his country as a Beachmaster in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater from 1943 – 1946. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant (J.G.). He then attended Marquette University Law School and graduated in 1948. He began his law career in Stevens Point for Hardware Mutual (now Sentry Insurance) and left in 1951 to join the Leicht & Curran law firm in Medford, which became Leicht & Scott in 1955. Raymond also served as the District Attorney for Taylor County from 1951-1959. He was one of the founding partners of the Nikolay, Jensen & Scott Law Firm in 1956. In 1987, he donated a substantial amount of time and legal expertise in assisting the individuals who wanted to save and preserve St. Ann’s Church in the Town of Greenwood; which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. He was instrumental in the development of the Medford to Prentice Pine Line Trail, in which he donated his legal services for converting the old rail line to a recreational trail. In 1998, he was recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin for fifty years of service in the legal profession. He retired from his law practice in 2006 after 58 years. He served on the district level with Samoset Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Holy Rosary Parish Council. In 1992, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce. Raymond had a passion for music. In high school he played the alto saxophone and clarinet and led “The Owls” orchestra which played at venues in southwestern Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska from 1934-39. While at Creighton, he led the “Ray Scott College Rhythm Orchestra,” which played at venues in Iowa and Nebraska. After moving to Medford, he formed a jazz band that played for 8 years at the Fayette Hotel. Raymond enjoyed swimming and also loved to bike, curl, play tennis, and spend time at his cabin on Lake Holcombe. He participated in every National Senor Men’s Curling Bonspiel from its beginning in 1976 through 2006. He was an avid football fan, especially for the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed convertibles --especially Mustangs, and passed on his obsession for Mustang convertibles to a number of his children.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, President of the Board of Directors for Memorial Hospital from 1962-1965; Board of Directors of the State Bank of Medford (later Mid-Wisconsin Bank) from 1966-1972 and Chairman of the Board from 1972-1991; Board Member of Midway Telephone Company (later Telephone Data Systems) from 1965-1967 and Board President from 1967-2000; Knights of Columbus; Lifetime Member of the Medford Curling Club, and both the American Legion and VFW Posts of Medford.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: James Scott of Medford; Michael Scott of Fox Point, WI; Maureen Scott of Phoenix, AZ; Patrick (Lydia) Scott of Viroqua, WI; Terry Scott of Medford; Tim Scott of Hammond, WI; Dennis (Amy) Scott of Larkspur, CA; and Kevin (Mary) Scott of Lake Elmo, MN.
GRANDCHILDREN: Sarah, Adam, Jonathan, Justin, Kelly, Spencer, Sydney, Mara and Sofia Scott.
SURVIVING BROTHER: Wayne Scott of Boulder, CO.
SISTERS DECEASED: Anita Akin and Bernice McCarthy
DECEASED FATHER: Walter Harry Scott DECEASED MOTHER: Teresa (Dowling) Scott
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in honor of Raymond H. Scott may be made to:
Holy Rosary Catholic School (http://school.hrmedford.org/), or
The Children’s Cancer Research Fund (http://www.childrenscancer.org/).