Scott Zimmerman Reath, age 53 of Fond du Lac,
Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly due to complications from a fall on Saturday,
February 22nd at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay,
Wisconsin. He was born on August 24th, 1966 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Robert
and Patricia Reath. Scott grew up in Easton, Connecticut with his two siblings
Michael and Christina Reath, where he attended Easton Public Schools. While
attending Wittenberg University, class of 1988, Scott met his beautiful wife,
Ginger Hummel. Later, he attended Quinnipiac Law School, graduating in 1993. Together
they had three children of whom he was extremely proud: Alex, Janey, and Robin.
Scott worked for U.S. Chrome Corporation, a family business started by his
grandfather, Rodger Reath. Initially at U.S. Chrome Corporation of Stratford,
Connecticut, he later moved to Wisconsin with his family to manage the Fond du
Scott had a deep passion for knowledge, and he had
many hobbies including music (especially the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan),
reading, fishing with his dogs Rosie and Lila, boating, snowmobiling, golfing, running,
traveling, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams. He loved nothing more than
spending time with his family. Scott will be remembered for his kind and
sensitive heart, witty sense of humor, love and devotion to all people and
animals, and his need for giving. As an organ donor, Scott’s final gift was his
greatest: giving love, hope, and life to others in need.
It’s impossible to convey what a unique individual
Scott was; he was not afraid to be himself and brought a joyful spark to the
world that cannot be replaced. Scott would never fail to make you laugh and was
never ashamed of his quirky way of wandering through life. He is survived by
his wife Ginger; children Alex, Janey, Robin, and future daughter-in-law Cassie
Verbout; parents Bob and Pat Reath; sister Christina Reath Green, her husband
David, and their children Eric, Maggie, and Emily Green; brother Mike Reath and
his wife Alice; his in-laws the Hummel, Anderson, and Kenyon families; dogs
Lila and Rosie and cat Meka; and countless other family members and friends.
Scott, you are so loved and will always be in our
hearts. Fare thee well, Ol’ Boy.
In lieu of flowers, Scott would like you to honor
his love of animals by sending treats and supplies to your local animal shelter
or donating to Sandi Paws, a national dog rescue adoption agency.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 6,
2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 51 W. Division Street, Fond du Lac at 3:00 PM.
There will be no visitation prior to the service. Family and friends are
invited to a celebration of Scott’s life immediately following the service at
The Hotel Retlaw, 1 N. Main Street, Fond du Lac from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
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