Edward L. Scarlett, 72, Luverne, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
In honoring Edward’s wishes, no public service will be held.
Edward Lee Scarlett was born on Feb. 21, 1947, to John and Edna (Holladay) Scarlett in Adair, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Anita, Iowa where he attended school, graduating from CAM High School in 1965. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1966 and served during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he continued to pursue his education. He attended Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan, and then the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
On Sept. 6, 1969, he married Ann Keranen at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Atlantic Mine, Michigan. The couple moved to Minneapolis, where he attended the University of Minnesota. His studies focused on mechanical engineering. Ed began a job drafting for rural elevators, which required him to move around quite a bit. The couple moved to Pipestone for five years, then nearby Edgerton, where he took a job at Fey Industries. Ed then worked in Steel Fabrication at Hills Stainless Steel in Luverne. The couple moved to Hardwick, where they made their home for over 30 years. He retired in 2013 due to his health and they moved to the Centennial Apartments in Luverne a couple of years later. He became a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne on Dec.13, 2018.
Ed was very religious and a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a quiet man who enjoyed living a simple life. He had a calming presence about him. He enjoyed reading, computers, fishing, cross county and downhill skiing. He enjoyed nature, whether sitting outside his home and taking in his surroundings or heading out to the state park.
Ed is survived by his wife, Ann; children Lisa (Wade) Scarlett-Steeneck of Beresford, South Dakota, and Susan (Scarlett) Rogers of Hardwick; grandchildren Laura Steeneck and Nicholas and Matthew Rogers; and siblings Norma (Errol) Scarlett-Heckman of East Peru, Iowa, Harold Scarlett of Anita, Iowa, and Mildred Sparling of Tucson, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Lafe Scarlett, Helen Redburn, Fred Scarlett Jr. and George Scarlett.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.