Ralph E. Scott

Ralph E. Scott, 82, of Slinger, went home to the arms of his Heavenly Father Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Ralph was born April 17, 1927, in Fredericktown, Mo., to Ralph and Virginia (nee O’Reed) Scott. He was united in marriage to Henriette "Rita" Kittinger on July 12, 1947, at Pinehill Methodist church in Fredericktown, Mo.

Ralph served his country in the Army during World War II. During this time he met Henriette "Rita" in Vienna, Austria, and she came to the United States with him in 1947. Ralph fondly referred to her as his "war bride" and after 62 years of marriage they were still at war.

Ralph was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 3358 in Slinger and served as Commander in 1967. He was involved in Boy Scouts as well. Ralph enjoyed woodworking, gospel music and he loved playing sheepshead. Ralph continued working, driving as a courier for E.S. Service up until his surgery Aug. 8, 2009, he loved driving and staying active, having been a semi driver for 20 years. He was known by many as "Smilin’ Jack."

Ralph is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rita; his children, Robert of West Bend, Eva Jo (Ray) Boldt of Hartford and Randolph Scott of Slinger; nine grandchildren, Ehrin, Jashin, Jamie, Courtney, Andrea, Aleesha, James and Joseph; and greatgrandchildren, Marissa, Jasmine, Jaida, Bryson, Rylan, Alexis, Daymin, Xzavyin, Clinton, Sophia, Tavius and Ashley. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ralph is preceded in death by his grandson, Ricky; and daughter-in-law, Eva.

Ralph was such a gentle, laid-back, loving soul, who touched the hearts of everyone who knew him, he will be deeply missed.

After a very strong and courageous fight with cancer he did not lose his battle, rather, he won the greatest gift of Eternal Life with our Savior Jesus Christ, but his body just gave out.

Memorial services for Ralph will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Divine Savior Lutheran Church, 3200 Highway K South, Hartford, with the Rev. Ricky Schroeder officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorials will be given to the people of Haiti.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.shimonfuneralhome.com