Myrtle A. Scott, 94, died Saturday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center surrounded by her Family. She was born in Moline, IL on July 1,1924, daughter of the late Millard and Emma (Nee: Kittleson) Aukland.

On September 21, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina, she married Harvey I. Scott, and they moved to Racine in 1947. Harvey died May 24, 1987. Myrtle was a member of the Red Hat Society who loved playing card games, her favorite being cribbage. Her other pastimes included: bowling, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending winter months in Florida. She devoted her life to her family and found great joy raising her eight children. More than anything, she cherished time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by her children Denise (Bill) Heinen and their children Jenifer, Heidi, Nick of Safety Harbor, FL., Jacque (Roy) Vita and her children Cherie and Darlene of Racine, WI., Patrick (Michele) Scott and their children Melissa, Adam and Eric of Racine, WI., Ramona (Bryan) O’Connor and their children Clayton and Jacob of Racine, WI, Rodney (Corinne) Scott and their children Andrew, Elizabeth and Heather of Racine, WI ; daughter in law Devra Scott and her children Michelle, Ryan and Sara of Fond du lac, WI; son-in-law Bob Fink and his children Robin, Robert and Michael of Camp Douglas, WI; granddaughter Tina (Mark) Walek of Racine, WI; 28 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Donald (Imogene) Aukland of CA, Richard (Marvel) Aukland of Racine, Ruby (Bill) Pahl of CA, Monica (Tom) Shideler of CA; in-laws Connie Aukland, Mary Scott, Ruth Scott, Gerry Thomforde , Jane Hass, Colin (Joyce) Scott; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Michael Scott; daughters Connie Fink and Donna Russell; son- in- laws Dave Russell and Frank Vita; brothers Orville (Sharon) Aukland, Gene Aukland; sister Iris (Donald) Erickson; in-laws Robert (Elise) Scott, Stan Scott, Loren Thomforde, Ronald (Joyce) Scott, and Bert Hass.

Funeral services will be held at Maresh-Meredith Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Jim Olsen officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Interment will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park. Please meet at the entrance. Memorials to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 926 Lasalle St., and the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith Acklam Funeral Home.

Love what we do?

In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/