Jan. 15, 1971 - Aug. 25, 2008
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Scott Thomas (Stumpff), 37, of Vancouver, Wash., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at his home.
He was born on Jan. 15, 1971 in Lincoln, Neb., to Tom and Nancy (Saladen) Stumpff.
Scott graduated from Raymond High School in Raymond, Neb., in 1989. He won a scholarship to go to school in Germany for one year, studying German and Russian while he was an exchange student. Scott belonged to the Madrigal Choir in high school and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). Later, he attended the University of Nebraska.
At the time of his death, Scott helped to interview students for Youth For Understanding for overseas exchange students. He was a huge Democratic supporter. Scott was actively involved with many Scottish Terrier Organizations. Scott loved reading books. His favorites included, The Theodore Roosevelt Books by Edmund Morris, John Adams by David McCullough and The Complete Book of the U.S. Presidents by William A. DeGregotio. Scott worked with underprivileged children to help improve with their reading skills.
"Scott wanted everybody to laugh, his mom's standup comedian."
Scott is survived by his life-long friend, Mark Hoewisch, of Vancouver, Wash.; his mother and step-father, Nancy and David Remmenga of McCook; father, Tom Stumpff of Lincoln; brother, Todd Stumpff of Lincoln; step-sister, Julia Everta and family of California; step-brother, Paul Remmenga and family of Carson City, Nev.; grandparents, George Remmenga, Joyce and Darrell Picket, Leona Fry, many family and friends and his beloved Scottish Terriers, Owen and Zora.
Scott was preceded in death by his sister, Lori; grandparents, Wayne Saladen, Hal Stumpff, Neil Fry and grandmother, Jean Remmenga.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, 10 a.m. at the Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, Neb.
Memorials can be made in Scott's name to the Scottish Rescue Northwest, PO Box 1292, Milton, WA 98354, (253) 858-7739.