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Harriet 'Terri' L. Wilder Scott dies at age 88

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Harriet “Terri” L. Wilder Scott, age 88 of Warsaw, Indiana, formerly of South Bend, passed away on January 25, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne surrounded by her husband and children.

She was born on January 3, 1924 in Mishawaka, Ind. to Harriet (Simmons) Wilder and Elmer Wilder, both of whom preceded her in death.

On June 22, 1947 she married Lester L. Scott, who survives.

She is also survived by her children Michael (Evelyn) Scott and Julie (Gary) Bowers, both of Warsaw, Ind., Janet (Stan) Zeck, of Chesterton and Jennifer Scott, of South Bend.

She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was looking forward to the birth of her 18th great-grandchild, expected in April.

In addition, she is survived by sisters Ella Nurenburg, of South Bend and Martha Heuberger, of Bremen, Ind.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Duane and Paul.

She attended Concordia Teachers College, Riverside, Illinois and was employed at JC Penney in Warsaw. She had also been employed in South Bend at Magnum Security, Montgomery Ward, Richman Brothers, L.S. Ayres, Robertson’s, Associates, Memorial Hospital and Studebaker.

Harriet was an avid member at Curves and provided care for her husband. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and donated blood regularly and was a supporter of multiple missions including aid to Native Americans and children. She was a dedicated church member of Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Warsaw. She has donated meals, supported clothing drives, and previously sang in the choir and taught catechism class. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Friends are asked to join the family to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12 noon at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 South High Street, Warsaw, Indiana, officiated by Pastor Erik Ohman.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.

There will be visitation with family prior to the memorial service at the church on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The family asks memorial donations be sent to the St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberland, South Dakota, 57325; to Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 South High Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; or to the American Red Cross, 320 N. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.