Retired Brother Ivyl Scott


Ivyl Dale Scott, 92, passed away May 4, 2023, at home in Des Moines. He was born in Des Moines August 14, 1930, to William and Icy Mae (Pearson) Scott.

Dale was a 65-year member of IBEW Local 347 as a Journeyman Electrician. He proudly served in the Korean War as a U.S. Marine. An East High School graduate, he enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and was a great vegetable gardener. Dale was an avid Iowa Hawkeye sports and Chicago Cubs fan and loved sharing his excitement with his friend Herbie.

He was the kindest, most compassionate, big-hearted man, who cherished his family more than anything. Whenever anyone needed anything at any time, he was just a call away.

Dale is survived by his children and grandchildren, Dalene (Wes) Enos – Wesley (Amy) Enos III; Cynthia (Steve) Knight – Stephanie (Tom) Naeve (Ashlyn, Dawson, Ella); Amanda Brcka (Emma, Jack); Melony (Dewey) Sickels (Ethan, Dylan); Dale (Kris) Scott - Dani Scott and Bret Precy (Kale, Ayla Wolf), Samantha (Alex Nelson) Scott, Shane Scott (Alexa, Blaine); Cheryl (Dave) Smith – (Jacob, Connor (Lauren), Libby); and Donnell (Joey) Jones – Erika (Callen) Scovel (Veda, Ivie); Justin (Payton) Hamilton, Josh Jones and Lydia Aho (Chloe, River); CoraJean (Martin) Frazier (Delilah, Layla Wood, Daisy, Livvy); and Jared (Lydia) Jones (Maci). Also, his dear granddaughters Jaime Six, (Jada, Jala); sister-in-law, Dorothy McKinley and numerous nieces and nephews. And we can’t forget his amazing fur baby companion, Pascal.

Welcoming him in heaven is his wife, Cora; parents and 6 siblings.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2023, at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Ave., Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 NE 22nd St., Des Moines, IA 50313 in loving memory of Dale.

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When Ivyl entered the Marine Corps on February 1, 1949. He was given this poem by the Chaplin - he kept it with him every day until his passing.

Prayer for a Marine
Lord, shadow with your loving care,
The path of this Marine,
On land, on sea, by night, by day
From him all dangers screen.
The leather necks of God, brave men
The soldiers of the sea,
Wherever perils threaten most,
Marines will always be.
Be with them, O Lord, in all the lands,
There duty bids them go,
Keep strong their faith, keep high their hearts,
Protect them from the foe!

Retired Brother Ivyl Scott