KINGSFORD — Eileen Scott, 90, of Kingsford died on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at ManorCare in Kingsford.
Eileen was born on Jan. 23, 1928, to Dr Leo J and Helen “Nellie” (D’Arcy) Flatley. She grew up in Kenosha, Wis. She attended high school at Holy Child in Waukegan, Ill., and attended Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. She earned a degree in social work from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
Growing up, Eileen and her family spent their summers at the family cottage on North Lake in Spread Eagle, Wis. It was there that she met her future husband, Russell B “Hap” Scott.
They were married on June 10, 1950 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Kenosha. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 2003. They made their home in Iron Mountain, where Hap and his father and brother owned Standard Service and Supply Company. Together they raised five children.
Eileen was an active member of her parish, St. Mary & St. Joseph in Iron Mountain, for 68 years. She was a CCD teacher for many years. She served on the Liturgy Committee, was a Eucharistic Minister and brought communion to the parish residents at Freeman’s for nearly 30 years. Her biggest passion was being a Flower Fairy for nearly 40 years. She also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul.
Eileen was also a member of Tuesday Study Club for 60 years before going inactive in 2010, was a member of Women’s Club and a former member of the Chippewa Club.
Eileen loved to play the piano. She also enjoyed watercolor painting. She loved boating on Lake Superior. In their later years, Hap and Eileen purchased a motor home and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their most memorable trip was to Alaska.
Eileen is survived by four children, Pat (Sally) of Merriman, Sue Reiten of Delafield, Wis., Tom (Kathy) of Glencoe, Ill., and Carol of Norway.
She is further survived by nine grandchildren, Julie Cupchak, Becky Richards, Russell (Megan) Scott, Leigh Reiten, Maureen Reiten-Schutzer, Mary (Kyle) Craft, USAF M Sgt Tom (Kari) Scott, Ann (Kevin) Sendre, William Scott; and eight great-grandchildren.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Hap in 2003; daughter, Marrijane in 2001; grandson, Thomas Reiten in 1998; and great-grandson, Jamey Navarre in 2017; her parents; sister, Jeanne; and brothers Tom and Jim.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
Memorials in Eileen’s name to the St. Mary and St Joseph Flower Fairy Fund will be appreciated.
Eileen’s family would like to thank the staff at ManorCare and Dr. Donald Jacobs for the kindness, caring and compassion extended to her. It will never be forgotten.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Eileen Scott online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements.