Scott Porter

  • Died: October 28, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Scott Douglas Porter, 72, of Ankeny, Iowa entered eternal life on October 28, 2019 in Ankeny. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2019 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E 1st St. Ankeny). A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 also at the church.
Scott was born in Elgin, Illinois on October 1, 1947 to Melvin and Lois (Nessler) Porter. He entered eternal life on October 28, 2019 in Ankeny.
He loved growing up in his adventurous family with sister Barbara Head (Michael), Greg Porter (Barb), and Marc Porter (Mary). He often told stories larger than life of his childhood summer camping trips to Washington, Alaska, and Canada. Pride radiated when he spoke of his Mother and Father. His Mother was an amazing homemaker who would bake his vitamins into cakes as this was all he would eat. His Dad was in the US Marines and served in the Korean War; he was also an actor in Hollywood appearing in Western movies. Scott loved watching these movies and finding his Dad.
While growing up in Elgin, he became an Eagle Scout and attended Catholic School at St. Edwards. He became a Colorado Buffalo in College. Scott met Cindy, his beloved wife of 45 years in February of 1974 in Denver, Colorado. They were engaged two months later and married in August of 1974. He admired Cindy for all of her kindness and patience. Scott and Cindy were blessed with three children. Megan Mary came along in 1976. Andrew Scott Thomas came in 1978. The grand finale arrived in 1983, with Katelyn Bea. Scott was a wonderful Father and loved hiking Bear Lake with his family and spending time in Estes Park.
In 1986 the Porter Family moved to Iowa and Scott quickly became a loyal Hawkeye fan. He loved attending his children's sporting events and enjoying a good movie with a big tub of popcorn. In 2002, his first Grandchild was born, and this was the beginning of his greatest era. He had 13 Grandchildren. He loved taking them fishing and boating, going to Adventureland, visiting them and watching them play sports. His Grandchildren are Lily and Porter Cook (Megan Mary of Johns Creek, Georgia); Addyson, Luke, Isabella, Jude, Clare, Ava, Magdalene, and Katie Jo (Andrew and Mandy Porter of Wichita, Kansas); Avery, Cora, and Logan Scott (Katelyn and Mark Pniak of Rockford, Illinois).
Scott was a CPA, CFO, and Co-President. He finished his career with Mechdyne where he retired but never said goodbye to his friends and co-workers in Marshalltown, Iowa.
He was able to balance being a good Husband and Father with a successful career. He truly emulated that being good at one can make you better at the other. With a life full of amazing love and blessings if you asked Scott what was most important to him, he would most definitely say, his Faith in Jesus. Jesus Christ was the center of Scott's life and we know that he is in His loving arms now.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cindy and family
Our deepest sympathies to you on your loss of Scott. I spent many hours working with him at Parsons Technology. He was an amazing mentor. It was wonderful to have reconnected with him in recent years via Facebook to see him and his family as husband, father and grandfather. He was a blessing to so many people! God's peace and comfort to all of you.
Cindy Bradley

Posted by Cindy Bradley - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   November 14, 2019

It is very difficult to describe Scott without Cindy. You and your family have touched so many people and we are all blessed to be a part of your life. Your example of faith and family is absolutely remarkable. The good news is we will use all of those in our lives. My love for your family goes beyond what I can express but know our prayers will continue to be with you and yours.

Posted by LaVonne Dalton - HOLYOKE, CO - Family   November 06, 2019

Dear Mrs. Porter, Megan, Drew, and Katelyn,
We are deeply saddened to learn about the loss of your dear husband and father. Mr. Porter was such a kind and loving man and it was always such a delight to see him on his visits to Illinois. We will continue to pray for him and for all of you- that you may find peace in the knowledge that we will all be reunited one day. Love, Katie and Scott P.

Posted by Kathryn Petty - Lake Bluff, IL - Friend   October 31, 2019

Cindy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. As I read all the other comments, the words to describe Scott are so apt - gentleman, family man, mentor...the list goes on. He was one of a kind and I'm sure it is so difficult for you all to say goodbye. I'm thinking of your family through this and hope your memories of this wonderful husband, father and grandfather will comfort you.

Posted by Lisa Rhatigan - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   October 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Scott's entire family. Although your loss is tremendous, it sounds like Scott was such a loving family man that I am sure you all have fond memories to help you through this loss. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Pat Rosson. (Insalaco) - Goodyear, AZ - Classmate   October 30, 2019

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings.

Posted by Valerie Nelson - John's Creek, GA - Friend   October 30, 2019

I'm so sad to here of the passing of Scott. My prayers and thoughts are with this wonderful family....RIP Scott.

Posted by Phil Katz - Toddville, IA - Friend   October 30, 2019

So sorry to hear about Scott's passing. We shared many, many good times together. My condolences go out to Cindy and family. Will miss him. Dan
and Kris George

Posted by daniel george - phoenix, AZ - Classmate   October 30, 2019

Porter Family- How lucky was I to have Scott as part of my early career. Kind, positive, and so smart he was an incredible role model. You had one of the truly good guys as your dad, husband, Grandpa. Peace to you in this time of grief.

Posted by Kim Lehrman - Cedar Rspids, IA - Coworker   October 30, 2019

just wanted to tell you Cindy and family, how very sorry I am for your loss of a you great husband, father, friend, and more !! I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for all the family members !! my heart goes out to each one of you !! my deepest condolenses !!! love, Jill Jencks ( sister to Julie Swaim )

Posted by Jill Jencks - marion, IA - Family   October 30, 2019

Cindy & Family,

So sorry to hear this news. My deepest sympathies. Worked with Scott for several years at Parsons Technology. He was a true gentleman. Many many good memories. I will keep Scott and all of you in my prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Craig Schulte - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   October 30, 2019

Cindy and Family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your amazing husband and father. Scott was a St. Edward classmate and friend. We missed him at our 50th year reunion and were looking forward to seeing him at our next get together. We have good memories of our days with Scott at St. Ed's. Seeing your beautiful family on Facebook has kept us in touch. You shared so many wonderful times and the love of family certainly shines. Our thoughts and prayers for all of you. Tex and Mary Kae Weidner Hoffmann - Clsas of 1965

Posted by Mary Kae Hoffmann - Elgin, IL - Classmate   October 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Cindy. I only met Scott a couple of times but heard many stories at work from Cindy about how wonderful he was. God Bless!

Posted by Amy Walsh - West Des Moines, IA - Acquaintance   October 30, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathies to dear Scott's family! Yes he was a special man in so many ways! Kathy and Dick Forcht

Posted by Kathy Forcht - Cedar Rapids - Friend   October 30, 2019