Scott A. Gerritson, 55
Oct. 10, 1961 — Aug. 28, 2017
Scott “Scooter” A. Gerritson, 55, passed away peacefully in his home with the love and care of his family Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. He was born Oct. 10, 1961, in Killeen, Texas, to his parents, Dennis and Judy (nee Macy) Gerritson. He married his love, Karrie (nee Kuntz) on Oct. 9, 1987, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Together they built a solid loving relationship and created a blended family of three girls and one son. Scott over the years found joy in motorcycle riding with Karrie and friends, snowmobiling, bowling, family camping trips and friend gatherings. He enjoyed woodworking — many projects — a few sanded fingers and two trips to the ER — priceless! Nothing Scott couldn’t fix with a hammer and duct tape! This last year, gardening became his passion. Scott was a very devoted man to his family, wife, children and grandchildren, and extended family.
Scott found an interest later in life, when the children were grown, to complete an apprenticeship in plumbing and started his own business, RSR Plumbing — Reliable Service and Repair. Scott endured a long battle with cancer, which he handled with great dignity, strength and courage.
Scott is survived by his soulmate of 30 years, Karrie; children, Jackie (Jesse) Naumann, Becky (Travis) Rosine, Kim Gerritson and Jeffrey Verette; grandchildren, Parker and Aubree Naumann, and Stella and Blake Rosine; parents, Dennis and Judy Gerritson; brothers, Darrell (Cindy) Gerritson and Russell (Jennifer) Gerritson; and his best fur friend, Otis. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Scott is preceded in death by his angel in heaven, Marlo Naumann; George R. Smith Jr.; his grandmothers, Margaret A. Gerritson and Margaret M. Macy; special aunt, Mary Maxine Smith; and aunt, Rosetta Kirkman.
A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) with Jennifer Gerritson presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday, Sept. 2, from 1 p.m. until the time of his service at 3 p.m.
A special thank you to the Kraemer Cancer Center, Dr. Burfeind, Dr. Rossi and Dr. Bovi for their caring and compassion of three years, who became our cancer family, who always went that extra mile for Scott and a special thank you to a very special nurse, Trisha.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.