On Monday, April 13, 2020, Curtis Leland Scott (Scotty) passed away at home at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.
Curtis was born on April 11, 1944 in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from DMACC with a degree in Criminal Justice. His career in law enforcement spanned over 30 years serving Waukee, Adel and Dallas County. After his retirement, Curtis continued to serve as a security guard for the State Capital in Des Moines and as a member of the Waukee City Council for a number of years.
Curtis had a great love of life and family. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a Trekkie. He loved to travel and see new places, especially his yearly trips to Branson, MO; which started out as family reunions, but ended up being one of his favorite places to visit. Curtis also opened his home as a foster parent and hosted several foreign exchange students from Japan over the years.
Curtis is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and numerous friends. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and a memorial service will be held immediately following at 11:00 a.m., both at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee. (Physical distancing and limited capacity measures will be in place. Personal face masks are requested if attending.) Inurnment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines. Curt's service will be live streamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on July 18, 2020 on Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services' Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/ernstfuneralcremation) and can viewed then or anytime thereafter. Memorials may be made in Curtis' memory to: Ride the Thin Blue Line, c/o Serve Credit Union, 3743 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322.