Jack Loyd Scott, 80, Duluth, was released from his battle with dementia on Monday, April 8, 2013 with his loving family at his side.

He was born to John and Vautrice Scott on Aug. 27, 1932 in Newtonia, Mo.

He grew up on a ranch in Oklahoma and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. In August of 1952 he was transferred to the Duluth Air Force Base. He met his wife of nearly 60 years, Judy Poldoski. They were married May 2, 1953 and resided in Duluth their entire married life.

Jack retired from the City of Duluth Public Works Department and was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sister Verna Elwell, and grandson Michael Hill of Monticello.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; his children Beth (Scott) Hill of Monticello, Jackie (Mike) Donnahue of Duluth, Steven Scott of Duluth, and Janet (Scott) Kusch of Duluth; grandchildren Stacy (Willy) Thompson of Hib-bing, Amy Kusch of Duluth, Jon Kusch of Duluth, and Aaron Donnahue of Duluth; great-grandchild Alexis “Lexi” Thompson of Hibbing.

Jack’s generosity, kindness to others, sense of humor, and steadfast love for his family made him a very special man. He will be missed dearly.

The family would like to thank Jack’s caregivers for the excellent care and wonderful relationships they shared at Viewcrest Care Center.

VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service Thursday in Bethany Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial at Bethany Cemetery. Military Honors accorded by the Combined Duluth Honor Guard. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home.

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