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Henry "Hank" Scott

November 7, 1946 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Henry "Hank" Scott Obituary

Funeral services for Henry R. "Hank" Scott, age 77, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2023, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Michael Moreno will officiate, with burial in Christ Lutheran Cemetery east of Norfolk Avenue in Norfolk.

The funeral service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. 

Military honors will be provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church.

Home for Funerals in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.

Hank died Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Henry Richard Scott was born November 7, 1946, in Carp, Minnesota to Clarence and Nora (Lauritson) Scott. Hank grew up on the family farm outside of Carp, MN.  He was baptized at the ELC Lutheran Church in Baudette, MN on February 25, 1956. In 1964, he graduated from Baudette High School. Following high school graduation, he pursued his passion for autobody work at Milford Tech School. In 1965, Hank was drafted in the Army and served in Vietnam until 1967.  During his military service, he earned a Bronze Star for his heroic acts of bravery in a combat zone.

On June 22, 1968, Hank married the love of his life, Rosella Mae Heithus, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa. Later that year, on December 8, 1968, Hank made a public profession of faith and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk.

In February of 1974, Hank embarked on a new journey, starting Hank's Front End Service, a business he successfully ran until his retirement in 2012 with valuable support from his wife. Hank enjoyed working on cars and machinery, turning each project into a testament of his craftsmanship. His love of working with his hands extended into retirement and he reveled in the art of fixing and tinkering. Gardening and beekeeping were labors of love; Hank tended to the soil and his bees with the same care he showered upon his family.

A true servant at heart, Hank's life was a testament to his unwavering dedication to his Lord and Savior as well as his family, community, and church. He was actively involved in several committees for his church and served on the Christ Lutheran School Board, leaving an indelible mark on the spiritual community that he held dear. Inspired by the teachings of Jesus, he embraced a selfless spirit that echoed in his every action. His commitment to service was not just a duty; it was a reflection of the love he carried within, a love that extended beyond his immediate circle to touch the lives of those around him.

Hank was a beacon of playfulness. His infectious laughter and love for joking with those around him created an atmosphere of joy wherever he went. His light-hearted spirit reminded everyone that life should be enjoyed and embraced with a smile.

At the core of Hank's world was his beloved family—his wife, children, and grandchildren, who were the heartbeat of his existence. His pride in his family knew no bounds, and his joy radiated whenever he spoke of them. He is survived by his wife; children, Kristi (Mickey) Tunstall and their children Remy and Wyatt of Knoxville, TN, Terri (Chad) Nordstrom and their children Jaxon, Madelyn, and Drake of Winterset, IA, Jeremy (Sarah) Scott and their children Cameron and Nora of Jonesboro, AR, and Diana (Chris) Smith and their children Owen, Isaac, Mason, and Parker of San Clemente, CA; foster children, Vicki (Kevin) Erickson and their family and Joe (Donna) Parker and their family; brother, Kenneth (Lola) Scott of Cornucopia, WI; sister-in-law, Kathy Scott of Custer, SD; and nieces and nephews.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Nancy Scott; and his brother, William Scott.

In remembering Hank, let us cherish the love he shared with his family and all who knew him, the selfless service he rendered to his community, and the laughter he brought into our lives through his playful spirit. Though he may no longer be with us in person, the echoes of his laughter, the warmth of his love, the light of his smile, and the impact of his service will continue to resonate in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

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January 1, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
605 South 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
January 2, 2024

10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
605 South 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Video is available for this event


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