Scott Smith, 56, Sioux City, Iowa

Published 8:54 am Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scott David Smith, 56, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at his residence from health complications.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Craig Collison presiding. Visitation will be at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel today from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery.


Scott was born Sept. 24, 1954, in Albert Lea, the son of Gerald and Ruth (Nelson) Smith. He graduated from Ventura High School in Ventura, Iowa, in 1973. Scott married Suzanne Vipond on Feb. 14, 1981, in Omaha, Neb.

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Scott started his career with Fareway Food Stores in 1971 and continued to work for them until 1999 when he started his own business as a product merchandiser. Scott founded the business S & S Distributing through Mission Foods on April 4, 2000.

He enjoyed hunting, golfing and cheering on his Hawkeyes and Vikings. Scott loved his German shepherds and his K5 Blazers, but his greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was active with the Boy Scouts as the boys were growing up inScouting. Scott was a caring, loving, funny, hardworking and wise man. The family has lost a great husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, brother, and friend. We miss him so much and he will always and forever be deeply embedded in our hearts and minds. He meant so much to us. We miss you and love you.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Suzanne; nine children: Elizabeth and husband Will, Christine and husband Mark, Jennifer and husband Carlton, Tom and wife Sarah, Tony and fiancée Jen, Katie, Tim and significant other Stephanie, Tyler and Kelsey; grandchildren: Ashley, Sarah, Sydney, Kaylee, Ellie, Ethan, CJ, Coby, and Alexandria; his father, Gerald Smith; brothers: Durin and wife Paulette, Mark and wife Nancy and Paul and wife Sara.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth, and a brother, Brian.