Scott Westrup, age 43, of Hanover, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, surrounded by his family, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St Augusta. Scott’s courageous battle with an aggressive form of cancer is over.
He was born Nov. 13, 1970, in St. Cloud, and grew up in Cold Spring, attending St. Boniface Grade School and Rocori High school. During those years, he participated in sports and music in addition to academics.
Scott was an original member of the St John’s Boy Choir, and was cast in the lead role of his class play, as well as being a member of two national champion Rocori drum lines, and co-captain of the football team.
Following high school, he attended the University Of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, graduating in four years with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
After graduation, Scott married his high school sweetheart, Kim, Sept 18, 1993, at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Megan and Brianna.
Originally making their home in Rockford, Scott worked for Fingerhut, Carlson Companies, and most recently, United HealthCare as a marketing manager.
His passion, aside from providing for his girls, was attending their musical and athletic events at Rockford schools, taking them camping and fishing and boating, and spending quality fun time with them whenever possible.
A dedicated Vikings, Gophers, and Twins fan, he was often successful in fantasy leagues, always keeping up with the latest sports news.
Music was also important in Scott’s life. Performing on stage with club bands since age 16, he was an accomplished drummer, most recently performing with his own group, Swamp Fox, in the west Metro area.
Scott is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kim; his daughters, Megan, 18, and Brianna, 14; a sister, Molly (Bill) Schumal; nephews Jacob (Tucker) and Charles Schumal; and parents, Anita and Ron Westrup of Rockville.