Sunrise June 26, 1940 ~ Sunset September 16, 2023
Ronald L. Scott was born on June 26, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away on September 16, 2023, in Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Verga Whitmore.
Ronald lived in Minneapolis and Gary, Indiana, in his youth. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana, in 1958. He joined the United States Army in 1960. He was an Airborne Ranger and attained the rank of staff sergeant (E6) before he was honorably discharged in 1966.
After the Army, Ronald enrolled at the University of Minnesota (Mpls) and received a bachelor’s degree. He then entered into a human services career working in a variety of positions in the Twin Cities area. His last position was at the Ramsey County Human Services Department in St. Paul, where he worked on behalf of foster children. He was well-liked and respected by the staff and children alike.
Because of the health challenges that Ronald had endured over the years, he moved in with his sister, Lilene (Liz) Moore, in Minneapolis, who provided loving care to him with the help of a personal health care attendant and a strong support network of relatives and friends.
Ronald leaves to cherish his memory a host of relatives and friends in the Twin Cities and throughout the United States.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Brooks Funeral Home, 862 Concordia Avenue, in St. Paul. Following the service is a repast from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington counties, 450 Syndicate Street (University and Syndicate), Suite 35, in St. Paul.