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Leone Margaret (Dragt) Scott, age 87, of Chamberlain, SD, formerly Kranzburg, SD, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Sanford Hospital in Chamberlain. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Watertown. Pastor Tim Rynearson will officiate. Music will be provided by Sharon Falk as organist. The family is requested to meet at the church on Thursday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Burial will be at the Bemis Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Leone’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Leone’s grandsons: Jesse, Brian and Scott Drobeck, Josh, Andy, Mark, Ryan and Brad Egeberg, Adam DeVille, and Jon, Justin and Eric Peschong.
Leone was born on March 6, 1932, in rural Milbank, SD, to William and Louise (Kruger) Dragt.
On December 29, 1950, Leone married Lyle Egeberg at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. They were blessed with seven children. Over the years, she worked as a telephone operator, a nurse’s aide and a sales clerk.
On July 11, 1980, she married Merwin “Scotty” Scott at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Watertown, SD. Throughout their 29 years of marriage, they enjoyed their 11 children and the addition of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although Leone worked part-time jobs during their marriage, her greatest joy was making a home for Scotty and spending time with family and friends. Their home was full of love and laughter and friends were always welcome.
Leone was an active member of her church with LWML, Young at Heart and other activities within the church. She will always be remembered for her sour cream raisin pie at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Leone was famous for her homemade buns and spaghetti and meatballs. She loved to read, crochet, sew and do crafts. Many family members and friends received afghans that she lovingly crocheted.
Leone is survived by her children: Kathy (Ron) Drobeck of Tucson, AZ, Laurel Egeberg of Montrose, SD, LaWayne (Cindy) Egeberg of Hazen, ND, Jim (Nenette) Egeberg of Oak Park, IL, Julie DeVille of Watertown, SD, Kim (Rob) Kontz of Chamberlain, SD, Tami (Darin) Pesall of Webster, SD, Karla Comrie of Rapid City, SD, and Kerry (Audrey) Scott of Bryant, SD; 36 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.