Zelda Scott, 71, of Clear Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, surrounded by her family at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.
Zelda’s wishes will be honored by her family by not having a service and her body being cremated.
Zelda (Heginger) Scott, daughter of Carl and Etta (Harms) Heginger, was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Klemme, where she grew up and attended school, graduating in 1964.
Zelda married Jerry Scott on June 14, 1969, and farmed east of Klemme until 1975, when they moved and farmed south of Clear Lake. After Jerry passed in 2012, Zelda remained on the farm.
Zelda was known for her love of gardening, canning, animals and flowers, but as she said, “most of all, my grandchildren.” Before her illness you could always count on getting some type of homemade treat when you went to visit, along with a cup of coffee or tea, if it was afternoon.
Zelda is survived by her sons, Terry (Rebecca Stadtlander) Scott, of Meservey, Jason (Dana Payton) Scott, of Burchinal; daughter, Tami (Chad) Cavett, of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Ashley James, of Mason City, Shelby Scott, Caleb Cavett, Caden Cavett and Destiny Scott, all of Clear Lake; brothers, Carl (Darlene) Heginger, of Mason City, Tony (Elizabeth) Heginger and Rick (Georgina) Heginger, of Klemme; sisters, Sharon Reysack, of Clear Lake and Edna (John) VanGerpen, of Marion; sisters-in-law, Janice (George) Lansink, of Cedar Falls, and Sharon (Ray) Petersburg; a brother-in-law, Russel Scott, of Mason City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Etta Heginger; husband of 43 years, Jerry; brothers, Duane, Bill, LuVerne and Lyle; and a sister, Lois.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.