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Scott Bradley MIDDLEN

South Dakota Veterans Cemetery - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Scott Bradley Middlen
January 13, 1967 - July 04, 2020

Scott was born January 13, 1967, to Terry and Jean (Polsfuss) Middlen in Sioux Falls, SD. He left this world on July 4, 2020, peacefully during a dive at Pickstown, SD with family who loved him dearly. His cause of death was his big heart which we all know to be true to his nature. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, Sioux Falls. Interment will take place at the new South Dakota Veterans Cemetery at a later date upon its opening.

In his youth, he enjoyed weekends spent at Lake Poinsett, skiing, fishing, hunting and always looking out for his little brother. He lived and attended school in Sioux Falls where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1985.

After graduation he enlisted in the United State Air Force where he faithfully served 24 years. He was deployed to Iraq twice, Israel, Turkey and later retired in 2011. His awards and decorations include: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, Air Force Longevity Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon.

In 1988, Scott married Pam Cota whom he met in the Air Force. They spent 14 years together and had two sons, Joshua and Nicholas. In 2006, Scott married the love of his life, Virginia Spreckels where they formed their blended family with Virginia’s children Katina, Curtis, Cody and later unofficially adopted David into the family. He was a very proud father of six children and even prouder grandfather to 12 grandchildren.

His recent time on Earth was spent working for Midwest Motor Express as a line haul driver. He volunteered for the Minnehaha Police Reserves for 19 years where he helped provide security for (fun) events such as the Sioux Empire Fair and provided back up during ride a-longs with other officers.

He was a passionate Chicago Bears fan. He had a love for fishing, hunting, camping, motorcycles, and scuba diving. He loved the few times he attended the Algona Bike Rally. He cherished time with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to First National Bank in Harrisburg in memory of Scott.

There will be a celebration of life for Scott at a later date.

Scott is survived by his wife Virginia; sons, Joshua (Hollie Nelson) and Nicholas (Ashley); mother, Jean Schmidt; brother, Paul Middlen; 12 grandchildren; grandmother, Bonnie Middlen; Stepsons, Curtis Spreckels (Alicia Schneckloth), Cody (Dana) Spreckels, Katina Baker (Dennis Ruden), David (Elizabeth) Johnson; stepsister, Nancy (Shane) Peterson; stepmom, Carla Middlen and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Terry Middlen; grandfather, Charles Middlen; grandparents, Elroy and Beverly Polsfuss.

Section A1 Columbarium niche # A28 Inurnment 28 June 2021

Contributed on 8/6/21 by 9katz
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Submitted: 8/6/21 • Approved: 8/9/21 • Last Updated: 8/12/21 • R272534-G0-S3

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