May 20, 1932 - March 06, 2021
LouJean Scott, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 6, 2021, at her home.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin, Iowa.
LouJean Kleinsmith was born on May 20, 1932 in Wheatland, Iowa, to Forrest August and Maureen Katherine (Thompson) Kleinsmith. Born during the Great Depression, LouJean spent her childhood packing a cardboard box to live with one relative after another.
She graduated from Elwood High School in May of 1951 and married her high school sweetheart, Dale A. Scott Sr. on June 8, 1951 in Elwood, Iowa.
They rented a farm north of Nashville until 1963 when they purchased a farm on Esgate Road and raised four children there. She lived with her husband of 67 years and was a true partner in their farm operation until his death on April 4, 2019.
LouJean was a good athelete. She participated in basketball, cheerleading, softball and track. She enjoyed rollerskating and square dancing.
LouJean's generosity was abundant. Family and friends all benefited from her gardening, baking, knitting and crocheting talents. Anyone stopping into visit would leave with leftovers after having first shared a delicious meal.
For the past three years, LouJean battled breast cancer. She fought courageously to have more time with family and friends, eventually choosing quality of life during her last days.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kathy (Dave) Borcherding of Bettendorf, IA, John Charles (Cheryl) Scott of Fort Collins, CO, and Glenda Jo (Kipp) Smallwood of Littleton, CO; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Dale A. Scott Jr., her husband, and beloved cat Mouse.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Crohn's Disease (due to a recently diagnosed granddaughter's condition) at www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org or a charity of the donor's choice.
The Carson Celebration of Life Center is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.