Scott Earl Wallace, 37, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully at RiverView Health early Wednesday morning, December 13, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Scott and his family had been courageously battling spindle cell sarcoma for the past two years.
Scott was born on June 12, 1980 in Crookston, MN to Corliss “Corky” (Rohrer) and Kenneth “Tooters” Wallace. Scott grew up in Euclid, MN and was a country boy true and through. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Euclid, attended Crookston schools, and graduated from Crookston High School in 1998. Shortly after graduation, Scott moved to Laramie, WY to begin college at the Wyoming Technical Institute with a focus in diesel mechanics; he graduated in 1999. In 2000, Scott began his career at Cummins N Power in Grand Forks, ND. He was employed there until 2016 when he left his position due to ill health. Even though he had a wonderful career as a diesel mechanic, farming was his real passion. Scott had farmed off and on throughout his life, but it became a constant nine years ago when he started working with the “brother he never had," Craig Stroot. Together, Scott and Craig started their own business, CS & SW Farms LLC. Scott was able to finish this year’s grain harvest, and it was beautiful. On September 14, 2002, Scott married his one true love and best friend, Tammy Ann. They have three beautiful daughters; Kaitlyn, Dillynn and Joslyn “Jo Jo”. Scott was a proud family man. He loved being with his girls; they were his world and meant more to him than anything else. Scott enjoyed watching the girls play hockey and softball and taking them camping, hunting and fishing. He always knew that his girls had him wrapped around their little fingers, and he loved every minute of it.
Scott was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Euclid, MN his entire life. He was a man of faith and was happy to share it with his wife and children. He was a member of Crookston Eagles Aerie #873, and served as a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the Crookston Fire Department from 2006-2013. In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, Scott had many hobbies. His favorites were visiting with family and friends, bonfires, fixing snowmobiles, tinkering in the shop, riding motorcycle, hunting, and fishing. He was the best boat captain Lake of the Woods has ever seen. He knew that lake like the back of his hand. Scott had many talents, but was mostly known for his ability to fix anything; especially if it had an engine. Because of this, he was often called a genius, and a respected one at that. Scott was a genuine, humble, and honest man. He was kind, compassionate, and was truly devoted to those he loved. If you needed help with anything, Scott would make time to do whatever was asked of him. Scott was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. He could make light of any situation and make you laugh. He was always full of patience, encouragement and love. He was strong, worked hard and enjoyed life and all that it had to offer. He lived life to the fullest and was a true inspiration to others. Scott was adored by his family and friends and will be forever remembered as a great man. He will be missed tremendously, and by many.
Scott is survived by his loving wife Tammy (Rau); daughters, Kaitlyn (special friend, Chase Dufault), Dillynn and Joslyn of Crookston; his parents, Corky and Tooters Wallace of Euclid, MN; his sisters, Kathy (Cole) Wittman of Warren, Wendy Wallace (Maxx Sundquist) of Seattle, WA; his parents-in-law, Cindy and Bruce Meyer of Crookston; his grandmother-in-law, Monna Rau; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Melissa Meyer of Fargo, ND, David and Maria Meyer of Aberdeen, SD, Jayme and Jennifer Aure of Alexandria, MN, Tandra and Fred Landman of Red Lake Falls, MN, Jason and Tasha Meyer of Gentilly, MN, Crystal and Cory Cabana of Alexandria, MN, Justin and Jamie Meyer of Crookston, MN; the brother he never had, Craig and Leah Stroot of Crookston; his many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; cousins; and friends.
Scott was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles, along with extended family and his grandparents, Mertle and Paul Rohrer, Harriet and Earl Wallace; and his grandparents-in-law, Della and Cecil Meyer and Don Rau.
The Funeral Service and Celebration of Scott’s Life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Crookston, with the Rev. Michael Nielsen, officiating. Visitation will be at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Monday from 5-7:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Euclid, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Scott’s family for a fund to be established for his girls’ educations.