Marcella Genieva Scott, 88, Hardwick, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital.
A funeral service was Tuesday, June 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Marcella Scheerhorn was born April 6, 1928, to Jerry and Hattie (Bendt) Scheerhorn in Pipestone County. She was raised on the farm near Trosky. Marcella was baptized and later confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Trosky. She attended country school through the eighth grade and then Pipestone High School in Pipestone, graduating in 1945. Following her schooling she worked at a grocery store as a cashier.
On Aug. 17, 1947, Marcella married Earl Scott at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Hardwick, where they owned and operated the Hardwick Farmers Exchange Elevator. In 1957 they sold the elevator and started a family farming operation. In 1984 the couple purchased a bar named Scotty’s in Luverne, which they owned and operated until selling the business in 1996. Earl died Dec. 3, 2001. Marcella continued to live in their home in Hardwick.
Marcella was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick, where she belonged to the LWML. She was a member of the Servicemen’s Club and a charter member of the Hardwick Auxiliary. Marcella always enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, flower gardening, watching birds and feeding the neighborhood cats. In 1990 she joined the Travis Tritt fan club, following the band’s stop at her bar. She enjoyed branding cattle and was proud of her bull, Super Cella. Following the death of her son, Randy, on Aug. 16, 2003, Marcella participated in motorcycle rides in his memory.
Marcella is survived by her daughter, Jerilyn Kille, Brandon, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Jesse Kille (Amanda), Lead, South Dakota, Jonathan Kille, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, J.R. Scott (Lacey), Brandee Scott (Ryan Bullerman), Adrian, and Tess Johnson (Larry), Oakland, Nebraska; five great-grandchildren, Emma Scott, Randolph Scott, Lyndsey Johnson, Jamison Johnson, and Joseph Bullerman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Hattie; her husband, Earl; a son, Randy; and a son-in-law, Dale Kille.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.