Billie Scott, age 97, of Lake Lillian, MN died on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar. A memorial service will be on Monday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian with Pastor Jennifer Thul officiating. Burial will be in the Tromso Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Tromso Cemetery or United Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by K-M Funeral Home of Lake Lillian.
Billie Dan Scott was born on November 22, 1924 to Mearl and Helga (Lundbom) Scott on the family farm in East Lake Lillian Township. He grew up in Thorpe and attended Atwater School. As a teenager, Billie not only tamed a wild horse but he frequently hauled livestock to South St. Paul. On July 31, 1948, Billie was united in marriage to Donna Mae Flann at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian. They made their home in Lake Lillian and the marriage was blessed with four children. He owned the first semi in Lake Lillian which he used to haul livestock to the stockyards in St. Paul. Billie then began working road construction, including the building of Interstate 90. He purchased his own fuel truck to haul Cenex fuel for the Lake Lillian Farmer’s Elevator for over 20 years. Both Billie and Donna Mae were engaged in their community. Billie served as mayor and a member of the city council as well as on the fire department. He worked as a maintenance man for the town of Lake Lillian at the beginning of his retirement. Billie was always willing to help someone in need without expecting any payment. When Billie was younger he liked to go hunting, fishing, and trapping. He kept himself busy in later years with tinkering on different projects and fixing in his garage. Together Billie and Donna Mae enjoyed going for drives around the countryside and on their golf cart in town, auction sales, and spent time visiting family and attending community events. Billie will be remembered for his remarkable memory when talking about Lake Lillian’s history and telling stories, as well as his ability to connect with everyone he met.
Billie is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Donna Mae; his children: Jacquelyn (William) Cain of Willmar, John Scott of Willmar, Jerry Scott of Lake Lillian, and Julie (Joe) Arko of St. Louis Park; his ten grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; his two great-great-grandchildren; his two sisters-in-law, Maige Erickson and Loretta Flann; and many other nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Billie was preceded in death by his parents; his great-granddaughter, Ashley Rieck; his siblings: Delores (Urb) Sester, Phyllis Wicklund, Betty Lou Olson, Mavis Scott, Wayne (Lois) Scott, and Sharon (Tom) Kostka.
Blessed Be His Memory
A Memorial Tree was planted for Billie
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