Donald Wayne Scott

October 24, 1938 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Donald Scott Obituary

Donald Wayne Scott affectionately known as “Papa D” of Angola, Indiana, passed away suddenly at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Angola, Indiana at the age of 85.

He was born on October 24, 1938, in East Chicago, Indiana to Jack Benderfean and Florence Szalagi.  After graduating from Hammond High School in Hammond Indiana, Donald attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Donald married the love of his life, Phyllis D. Harvey on October 15, 1960, and although they had lived in both Michigan and Ohio, Indiana was considered home.

Papa D will be greatly missed by all that knew him and was very much loved by his family and friends. He was compassionate, loving, caring and always loved helping others. Always an active member of the community, Donald, along with his wife Phyllis, were instrumental in founding the Michigan Head Injury Alliance and most recently, Don graciously found time to volunteer for Downtown Angola Coalition and TLC House in Angola, Indiana. He was also a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Angola, Indiana.

“We thank you Dad for all the wise words of advice, the love you gave us and the beautiful lives we've lived because of you, your hard work, and your boundless love for us. We are all better people because of you and we will forever keep you in our hearts with God.”

Surviving are his children, Korlin (Diane) Scott of Macedonia, Ohio and Kristen (Brian) Krohn of Grand Ledge, Michigan; brother, Roger (Judy) Scott of Hammond, Indiana and his beloved granddaughter, Ashleigh Scott.

Preceding in death are his parents; wife, Phyllis Scott on January 21, 2007, and two brothers, Jim Scott and Ronald Scott.

In memory of Don Scott, or "Papa D" as most of us knew him, a memorial service is being held at 12:00 PM at the Weicht  Funeral Home
On Jan 13th, 2024,.  Visitation will be from 10-12 PM.  Followed by a gathering of friends and family at Sutton Deli, from 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorial donations in honor of Donald Scott to either the TLC House, P.O Box 857, Angola, IN 46703 or the Brain Injury Alliance of Michigan, 7305 Grand River Ste. 100 Brighton, MI 48114

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January 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

12:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

A Celebration of Life Gathering
January 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Sutton's on the Square
160 Public Square
Angola, IN 46703


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