|Dale V. Scott|
|February 11, 1926 - January 24, 2012|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday January 26, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday January 27, 2012 at Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, 3600 15th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Friday January 27, 2012 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Dale V. Scott of Moline (previously Rock Island) passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday January 24 with his wife and daughter with him. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 26 from 4-7 PM at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home in Rock Island. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday January, 27 at Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church in Rock Island. Interment will be at the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal, where military honors will be presented by Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.|
Dale was born February 11, 1926 in Andover, Ill. to Walter R. and Dorothy Grant Scott. He attended schools in Andover and Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy soon after graduation to serve his country in WWII. He volunteered to be in the Submarine Service, and served on the USS Tinosa until the end of the war.
After the war, he came back to Illinois and served an optician’s apprenticeship. He worked as an optician until 1966 when he went to work on the Rock Island Arsenal. He retired in 1988 as a Program Analyst in the Maintenance Directorate of the Armaments Command.
Dale married Donna Arnold on July 3, 1947 in Atkinson, Ill. There are two children: Pam (Greg) DeSmet of Davenport, Iowa and Tom (Debbie) Scott of Smyrna, Tenn. Dale and Donna had five grandchildren: Nicole (Derek) Lee, of Davenport, Justine (Jason) Johnson of Maysville, Iowa, Matthew (Jamin) Scott of Smyrna, Tenn., Jared (Amber) DeSmet of Davenport, and Melissa Scott of Smyrna Tenn. There are five great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
Dale was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, Vikings Club, Elks Club, and Submarine Veterans of WWII. Dale served as the State Commander of Submarine Veterans of WWII in Illinois for seven years. He was also a member of SubVets Inc. Dale was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church in Rock Island for over 50 years. He served as a Deacon, an Elder and Chairman of the Board. He also served on many church committees.
Dale enjoyed outdoor activities: hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with friends and family. His very favorite activity was dancing with his sweetheart of almost 65 years. Dale was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. He was a loved and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a good example to everyone around him.
Left to honor his memory are his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandson, and his step- sister Jo Cox of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents and all five of his brothers.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
We have just learned of Dale's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are presently out of town, but have missed both of you. God Bless you and your family.
Shirley and Bill Long
-- Shirley and Bill Long
You were most cherished Uncle Dale and will be missed. Aunt Donna, Pam, Tom, and all your families, our prayers are for peace and comfort for you. Love, The Weakleys
-- Jim & Desyree Weakley
He was my Dad. Of course, I could write a book - so briefly... He was always the example. He was honest, decent, hard working, frugal, analytical, serious(but not always). He loved his family and I never lacked anything that I really needed. He served his country enough for both of us , both in World War II and even going to VietNam as a civilian in the middle of the war. He planned enough that he was able to retire at 62 and enjoy traveling and SubVets. He initiated my love for fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He kept me from being a juvenile delinquent. I love him and will miss him, but I'm glad he didnt have to suffer any more than he did. And yes, he was even an example in his death, looking it in the eye, and saying, "It's my time" . He was not afraid to meet his Maker, and I know he is with Him.
-- Tom Scott
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family!
May the Lord give you the strength and energy to help you through this difficult time.
Dale has no more pain and is at peace.
Bob & Ruth Krautstrunk
-- Bob & Ruth Krautstrunk
Dear Donna and family,
Though we're gone from the Q.C. during winter months, we're reminded of the years, living next door in the condos. We're sorry to read of Dale's death, but send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this sad time. Lovingly, Myron and Lois
-- Myron & Lois Fogde
Donna,we were sorry to read about Dale's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with both of you. Dale always had interesting stories about his submarine days and his reunions with the submarine vets. Sorry we wont be able to be at the visitation and services. We are in Arizona for the winter.
Sun City West, AZ
-- Don Sonneville
Our deepest sympathy Donna to you and your family. We so enjoyed getting to know both of you.
-- Don and Barb Beach
Donna, This will leave quite a void in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love ya!
-- Willa and Mick Steele
Donna and Pam
I enjoyed very much spending time with Dale. He was very proud of all his accomplishments and especially his family. And what a sharp mind relating all the small details of the life he lived to the fullest,
Peace and comfort be with both of you and all your family as you go forward.
-- Jim Luikart
Thanking Uncle "Pinky", Aunt Donna, along with Tom and Pam for your family's love toward us over the years. Too many years now apart -- but forever remember your family as a huge part of my memories. We send our love and prayers.
-- Randy & Mary Arnold
It was an honor to know Dale. When he crossed the gangway to heaven, he saluted and asked Jesus for permission to come aboard. Jesus said "welcome aboard my faithful son-carry on."
-- John Sauer
To Donna and Family,
On behalf of Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII and Charleston Base SUBVETS, I offer you our sincere condolences on Dale's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one. All SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Dale will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin”, a great Patriot and member of the Greatest Generation.
Dale V. Scott, US Navy Now on Eternal Patrol Sailor Rest Your Oar Your Shipmates Have The Watch
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
-- Nick Nichols
Saluting Dale. Sailor Rest Your Oars, We Submarine Veterans will always honor your service and continue to remember you always. We have the Watch!
USS Tinosa SSN 606 crew members of our sharing groups. We have fond memories of our equal times together.
-- Lee Rogers ETCS (SS) Ret.
Donna, we were so very sorry to hear of
Dale's passing. He was a wonderful, gentle man and we will miss seeing him with all the other WWII Submarine Veterans. Our sincere condolences to
you and your family.
-- Sandra K. Kellar
Donna & Family: We are so sorry for your loss and equally, our loss. USS Tinosa shipmates forever! SSN 606 1961-1965.
Dick Litscher ETCM(SS) USN retired
-- Dick Litscher
To the Scott Family:
Sorry to read of Dale's passing.
I was lucky to have worked with Dale for 14 years at the Arsenal.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tim, Joline & Eleanor Stout
-- Tim & Joline Stout
Donna, To you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel for you in your loss. I find that
great memories are a great help. Will get a note to you soon. My heart goes out to you. God Bless, Betty
-- Betty Brodd (Dellmore)