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“So very sorry for your loss. Scotty was such a great friend to my dad and I have so many great memories of him. May he continue to sail in the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Agey Watson - Keller, TX

“Dear Janice, You might remember I am an old friend from BLC days. I am so sorry that you have lost your best friend. The obituary sounds like you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Loomis (Funk) - Knoxville, IA

“Where do I begin, my heart is broken, I did not get to say good bye to Uncle Larry. He was the best, so funny and just a great guy. I feel very...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mellissa Stuber - Family

“Larry was a big part of my life as I grew up at Lake Rathbun. He always stood at the ready to help out any boater with any kind of a problem, and he...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Hensley - Needham, MA

“Dear Janice & family,My thoughts are selfish, my heart is broken, but my prayers for you are abundant as you learn how to live life without him.In...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Kirchner - Iowa City, IA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, he was a super friend and loved by so many. I'm also sorry for the pain he had to endure during his bough...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Reta Brown - St Charles, IA

“So beautifully written. We will all miss him terribly. Love and hugs. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ceci Kingsley - Johnston, IA

“Lisa and Laura - So sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time. - Jane (McKenna) Gatzke ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jane Gatzke - ANKENY, IA


As an avid recreational sailor and an expert sonarman for the U.S. Navy following graduation from Dowling High School, the story of Scotty is perhaps best told as "An Epic Voyage of Love and Laughter".

His journey began 81 years ago, born in Des Moines, Iowa to Joseph and Arline Scott and growing up alongside his brothers Dennis, Bill and Tom. Larry often shared stories of he and his brothers as a rambunctious brood, constantly playing practical jokes and engaging in silly shenanigans. His love for laughter and good-natured fun became a defining part of Larry's personality and something he was known and loved for by family and friends.

In 1962 Larry married the love of his life Janice (Stoner) and embarked on a career with the Bell System, starting as an installer for Western Electric and working his way up to Manager of the AT&T Training Center in Lisle, IL. Larry's True North however was his family that survives him – his wife of 58 years; his children, Matt (Patty) Scott, Laura (David) Duguid, Lisa (Tom) Jontz, Andy Scott; as well as his grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Scott, Joe Clanin, and Belle and Cole Duguid.

Second only to his family was Larry's love for sailing. He and Janice enjoyed nearly 40 years of boating on Lake Rathbun where they made many lifelong friends. Larry was known as the "go-to-guy" for questions about boat maintenance and sailboat racing and of course as the infamous "instigator of fun". Larry remained especially close to his sailing friend Chad Hensley. Up until Larry's passing in mid-August, the two lunched every Friday, discussing the world's problems and pondering life's great mysteries.

Larry's life also took a creative tack. He dabbled in oil painting and enjoyed doing stained glass work – frequently fueled by his favorite treat, chocolate.

The final leg of Larry's journey is underway, as he navigates the celestial sphere to reunite with his mother, father, brother Dennis, childhood friend Jack Agey and all friends and family gone before him.

Due to the pandemic, the memorial service will be a small private family affair. Those wishing to express remembrance can, in lieu of flowers, make a donation in Larry's name to Holy Family School at www.hfcsdm.org or Hope Ministries at www.hopeiowa.org

To view the live stream on Facebook on Saturday, August 22, 2020:
1. Follow this link to the Memorial Services of Iowa page or copy/paste the address into your internet browser: https://www.facebook.com/Memorial-Services-of-Iowa-1634608780157244/
2. 'Like' the page. (by doing this you will be able to see on your newsfeed when the livestream starts).
3. On Saturday at 10:00 a.m. go to the Memorial Services of Iowa page to view