Funeral Services were held Monday, November 4, 2019, at the Swiss Mennonite Church, Alsen for Joan Scott, 86, Minot, formerly of the Alsen/Starkweather area, who died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in a Minot nursing home. Interment at Alsen Cemetery, Alsen.
Joan was born January 23, 1933, in Alsen to Frank and Louise (Lowen) Pankratz. She spent her childhood in Alsen and completed her high school education in Floodwood, Minn., graduating with the class of 1951. She returned to Alsen after high school and earned a living as a waitress at the local café in Langdon. She also worked as a seasonal cook during harvest for local farming families around the area. She was joined in marriage to Walter Scott on October 2, 1953, at the Swiss Mennonite Church in Alsen. They called the Scott homestead located near Starkweather their home for the next 60 growing seasons. They were blessed with five children, Randy, Darreld, Kelby, Janet and Kevin. She was a member of the Swiss Mennonite Church and a member of the Starkweather Homemaker’s Club for many years. They moved from the farm to Burlington in 2012, and she became a resident of Trinity Homes in 2013. Walter passed away May 16, 2015. She blessed her family with the God-given talents of her hands. Playing piano, sewing and quilting benefited many over the years. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and playing games with family and friends. She will be missed deeply by all who shared in her life.
Joan is survived by her children Randy (Norma) Scott, Woodland Park, Colo., Darreld (Brenda) Scott, Burlington, Janet (Dan) Lindeman, Cleveland, Tenn. and Kevin (Caroline) Scott, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Melva (Bill) Putnam, Minot and Karen (Elmon) Larson, Omaha, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Linda Pankratz, Minot and Arlene McDougall, Everett, Wash. along with numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by husband Walter, son Kelby, granddaughter Mary Scott and brother Orlin Pankratz.
The Thomas Family Funeral Home of Minot was in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.