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Scott Warren McCulloch

September 14, 1955 — July 8, 2023

Popular Muskego outdoorsman Scott McCulloch died July 8 after complications from cancer. He was 67. He is remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who remained close with his loved ones throughout his life.

Scott was born on Sept. 14, 1955, the oldest of five children from Muskego residents John and Pam McCulloch. The only boy, he took his role as older brother seriously and watched over his sisters Marjie, Sandy, Kathy, and Terry, with protective care.

Nothing gave him more pride than his son and daughter, Chase and Emily. His greatest accomplishment in life was raising his kids. He recently said that if he did anything well it was that - raising his kids to be good people. They were unquestionably what he was most proud of, and perhaps his greatest gift to them is that he always made sure they knew how much love and pride he took in being their dad. That joy carried over to his grandkids as well, who he loved spending time with and who adored their “Grandpa Boat.”

Scott had an effortless ability to both make and keep friendships, with many of his friends having been in his life for decades or more. “Scoot” as he was known to his friends, worked at Ventura Foods (formerly known as Holsum Foods) in Waukesha for 36 years. He had humility where others would have boasted about their talents. He could make art using little more than a chainsaw and wood. He didn’t just find thoughtful, creative gifts for people in his life, he could make them. He could look at a pile of tattered furniture someone else might use for firewood and find a way to refinish it, repaint it, and make it beautiful.

A talented athlete, at Muskego High School Scott lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. His father nourished those athletic abilities from a young age by putting up a driveway basketball hoop and organizing neighborhood baseball games. Years later, Scott’s neighbors would see his father’s traits in him as Scott fixed up bikes and portable basketball hoops for the neighborhood kids. He always kept a basketball pumped and ready in his garage, not just for his grandchildren, but for any kids who wanted to play.

He could sit in the blind hunting for hours, but he rarely held still outside of it: Taking Emily and her friends camping and four wheeling; duck hunting and going out on the boat with Chase Somewhere in Wisconsin (where he quickly became a fan favorite); taking his hunting dog Tailer for a drive just because Scott felt like going for a drive; finding an unfinished piece of furniture and being inspired to make it beautiful for someone else to use.

A true outdoorsman, he impacted more people’s lives than he realized just by sharing that passion with them and bringing them along for the ride. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten as all who loved him will keep his memory and example close in carrying on.

Scott is survived by his parents John and Pam; son Chase (Jessy) McCulloch and daughter Emily (Adam Cervantes) McCulloch; grandchildren Beckett and Joely McCulloch, Jaxon Cervantes; sisters Marjie (Lyle Klemme) McCulloch, Sandy (John) LaConte, Kathy (Duane) Mlachnik, and Terry (Keith) LaRue; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and countless friends and loved ones. His much-loved dog, Tailer, will be taken care of by Scott’s close friend and neighbor, Jim.

A public service will be held at Hales Corners Lutheran Church (12300 W Janesville Rd #2350, Hales Corners, WI 53130) on July 29th, with visitation starting at 10AM and a service beginning at 12PM.
Mealy-Stencel Funeral Home
(262) 534-2233
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