John W. Scott, 68, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City of a heart attack following a short battle with cancer.
The funeral service for John Scott will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The Rev. David Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist and The Rev. Earl Swigert, Pastor, Lockridge Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends may call from 12 Noon to 8 PM on Friday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 6-8 PM on Friday.
The funeral will be livestreamed on the First United Methodist Church YouTube Page. Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to 4-H. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
John William Scott was born January 9, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant. He was the son of William George and Charlotte Irene (Felgar) Scott. John graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 1971. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Agriculture Education. On August 13, 1983 at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, John was united in marriage to Marilyn Rhea Lenz.
John farmed on his family farm all of his life with his parents and then alongside his wife and children. He was the 5th generation on the family farm and a 4th generation Hereford Cattlemen. John enjoyed collecting and restoring antique International Harvester tractors. He collected Pontiac GTOs and Trans Ams. He enjoyed studying his family farm history near Rome, IA.
Those thankful for sharing in John life include his wife, Marilyn, of Mt. Pleasant; 2 children – Carl Scott and his wife Dana of Mt. Pleasant and DeAnn Scott-Harp and her husband Branden Harp of Ladora, IA; 3 grandchildren – John, Elliott and Wilder Scott, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and grandparents precede in death.
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