Scott M. Powell

Feb 5, 2021
Powell, Scott


10:30 am on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the American Lutheran Church - due to Covid restrictions, limited seating will be available
(801 Monroe St, La Porte City, IA 50651)
A recording of the service will be available below.

A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the La Porte City Country Club (9699 Bishop Rd, La Porte City, IA 50651)


4:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, (3146 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo)


West View Cemetery in La Porte City


May be directed to the family; a memorial fund will be established in Scott's name to help families impacted by Covid.


Scott Matthew Powell, 56, of La Porte City, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from complications of Covid-19.

He was born October 10, 1964 in Waterloo, the son of James “Jim” Powell and Kathy (Haddeman) Gendreau. 

Scott graduated from Dysart-Geneseo High School with the class of 1983. He received his electrical engineering degree from Hawkeye Tech. He received his Bachelor of Science in aviation from Thomas Edison State University while serving in the Army. He went on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University. 

Scott married Kristina Christian on August 4, 1990 in Dysart. 

Scott was a helicopter pilot in the United States Army from 1988 until retiring from the National Guard in 2009. He served two tours in Korea and in various other locations over the years. 

He had worked at Kraft Foods in Wisconsin and then moved to La Porte City when he started working as maintenance supervisor at John Deere until retiring in November of 2020. 

Scott was a disciple of Christ and guided his family through strong faith. 

Scott enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, spending time at the Mississippi River, and watching movies. He made it a priority to attend his children’s sporting events.  He was an expert in car trading - never knew what he would pull up in. He should have been a spokesperson for any new diet fad. Scott was always good for a practical joke and will forever be heard telling Kris, “we’re going broke saving money!”

Survived by his wife, Kris Powell of La Porte City; three children, Kylie (Will) Crees, Wes Powell, and Courtney Powell all of La Porte City; mother, Kathy (Bob) Gendreau of Lexington, KY; two brothers, Steven Powell of Lexington, KY and Michael Powell of Cedar Falls; and 3 step-siblings. 

Preceded in death by his father, James “Jim” Powell and step-sister, Debbie Schaefer.

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  1. Kenny and Pam Johnson | Feb 12, 2021
    We are saddened by the loss of Scott. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
  2. Julie Dunnwald | Feb 12, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending your family healing love and energy to see you through the days ahead. May Scott's gentle spirit hold you and comfort you as you grieve his loss.  
  3. Kevin and Wendy Mishler | Feb 11, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family
  4. Mark and Genise Troutman | Feb 10, 2021
    So sorry for your whole family, Kris. Sending hugs and prayers.
  5. Barb Clouse-Rud | Feb 10, 2021
    My deepest sympathies.  Scott was a great and funny person.  I remember him mainly for high school and chance encounters throughout the years.  He will be always remembered.
  6. David Bowles | Feb 09, 2021
    I rember Scott as my classmate although it was breif we sute did have fun in our jounior years may my friend rest in peace tell we meet again. Your friend. 
  7. The Justice's | Feb 09, 2021
    Truly a loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all those impacted by this loss and hopefully peace and comfort can be found.
  8. Linda & Tony DeSousa | Feb 09, 2021
    Our hearts go out to you with prayers and deepest sympathy. Hold on to your lifetime of memories.
  9. Pat and Ken Benda | Feb 08, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, May God surround you and give you the Peace and Love that only He can. We will continue to pray for you and your family . Sending love and hugs to all of you.
  10. Mike & Polly HaightR6JP | Feb 08, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We wish you peace & comfort at this very difficult time.

  11. Brian and Mary Jaquith | Feb 08, 2021
    So very sorry for your loss, Scott was the greatest!! He was the most kind-hearted, caring and loving man  I  knew. May he rest in peace with our heavenly father. One day we’ll meet again. He is now your guardian angel watching over his family. Love and peace to you all Powell and Crees 
  12. Donna and Greg Pipho | Feb 08, 2021
    He will be mossed.  So sorry for your loss.
  13. Tami Johnson | Feb 08, 2021
    I am so so sorry for your loss!!!  Sending thoughts and prayers to all!!    Praying that God will give you comfort and Peace thru this difficult time
  14. Craig & Traci Stump | Feb 08, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss.  We spent several weekends watching the girls play soccer, what a wonderful family.  You are all in our prayers. 
  15. Ellen Brown | Feb 08, 2021
    I remember him as a very nice man.  May his family find peace at this difficult time.
  16. Stamatiades Family | Feb 08, 2021
    We are so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Peace be with you all.
  17. Lori Wallerich | Feb 08, 2021

    Jennifer and family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your brother,  May peace be with you knowing that he is in God's hands.


  18. Reggie&Suzie Schmitt | Feb 08, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss of your Husband & Father.  We both knew Scott from John Deere.  We respected him for his work and his love of his family.  Remembering his unselfish attempt to give his Father a kidney.  God is with him as he is with God now.  Memories are what we all have at this time.

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