Scott M. Powell

Feb 5, 2021
Powell, Scott


Kearns Funeral Service is now assisting the family, 3146 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50702; 319-233-3146

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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. Bridgette Miller | Feb 08, 2021
    So very sorry for your loss.  I knew your dad as he was married to my Aunt Carol. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.   
  2. 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.

    Reggie & Suzie Schmitt

  3. Harold Scott | Feb 07, 2021
    sad to hear scott has passed away prayers to his family  rest in peace scott
  4. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Feb 07, 2021
    So sad to hear this news.  Our prayers and sympathy to all of the family members!  Rest in Peace, Scott.

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