Normal- Joseph A. Scott, 81, of Normal, IL formerly of El Paso,
IL passed away at 5:40 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at St. Joseph
Provena Hospital in Joliet,
He was born on June 17, 1931 in Secor, IL a son of Julius Sedric
and Mary Letsinger Scott. He married Joyce A. Robertson on
June 30, 1956 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk, IL.
Also surviving are two daughters, Julie (John) Nixon of Normal,
IL; Lori (Divyesh) Bhatt of Naperville, IL; two granddaughters,
Marissa and Jenna Bhatt both of Naperville, IL; two sisters, Doris
Stephens of Roanoke, IL; Vera Rippel of Sherman, IL; and two
brothers, John Scott of Cincinnati, OH; and Julius Sedric "Pat"
(Rose) Scott of El Paso, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two
Joseph worked as an assembler for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East
Peoria for 31 ½ years before his retirement in 1985. After
his retirement he helped his brother Pat at the gas station in El
An Army veteran, he served his country during the Korean War as a
supply handler from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the
American Legion Post #59 and a former member of the UAW. He was
proud of his service to his country during the Korean War in the
Joe was proud of his family especially his marriage of nearly 57
years to Joyce, the love of his life. He loved to fish and
looked forward to their yearly fish fry with his fishing buddies
including his brother, Pat. He also loved to play cards with
his friends. He looked forward to the Scott family reunion
each July in El Paso. Joe loved to tell stories and was a
quiet but fun-loving man. He was loved by all and will be
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 29,
2013 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev.
Christine McNeal will officiate. Visitation will be held from
5-8 pm on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial with
full military honors will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in El
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El
Paso Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be sent to
the family at ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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