Arnold L. Scammon

08/16/1915 — 06/11/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Coon Rapids, Iowa

Arnold L. Scammon

Arnold L. Scammon August 16, 1915 to June 11, 2007

Arnold Scammon was born to Vern and Lottie Robertson Scammon in Coon Rapids, Iowa. The family later moved to Bettendorf, Iowa and Arnold graduated from Davenport High School in 1933. Upon graduation he joined the Navy, where he served until 1937.

On the death of his father, he returned to Bettendorf to help the family. He started working for Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company in 1938 at the Moline Station. He became a shift supervisor at the Riverside Station and later moved to the downtown office as a system supervisor. He retired in 1980, after 42 years of service.

He and Jean Sturm were married on Valentines Day in 1945. They remained in Bettendorf for the next 61 years, raising three sons. In June 2006, Jean and Arnold moved to Richland, Washington to be near their youngest son and his wife.

Arnold was an avid reader and, after several interesting trips to far away places, spent his retirement years enjoying the sites and sounds of nature in his beautiful yard from his back porch.

He is survived by his wife, sons Chris of Rex, GA, Craig of Arnold, MD, and Steve and wife Marsha Eades of Richland, WA, sister-in-law Joan Scammon, nephew Sedg Scammon, and grand-daughter Jennifer.

Preceding him in death were his mother and father, sister Juanita and husband Fred Osterberg and brothers Arlie and wife Loretta, and Arland Scammon. Services were held in Richland, WA, June 15.

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  • I worked at Riverside as an electrician when Arnold was there. I also worked as a system control supervisor and Arnold showed me the ropes and later told me how to mix mortor to lay my bricks. Arnold was liked by all that knew him and I feel sad that I didn’t contact him after he retired. I’ll remember him in my prayers.

    Milton Meyers
    November 4, 2014
    Davenport, IA, 52807, USA
  • On behalf of the Van Theemsche family, I past on our condolence of the pasting of the head of the Scammon family. May the good Lord travle with you all, in your time of needs.

    Terry L. Van Theemsche
    November 4, 2014
    Bloomington, IL, US
  • I worked at Riverside as an electrician when Arnold was there. I also worked as a system control supervisor and Arnold showed me the ropes and later told me how to mix mortor to lay my bricks. Arnold was liked by all that knew him and I feel sad that I didn’t contact him after he retired. I’ll remember him in my prayers.

    Milton Meyers
    November 4, 2014
    Davenport, IA, 52807, USA
  • On behalf of the Van Theemsche family, I past on our condolence of the pasting of the head of the Scammon family. May the good Lord travle with you all, in your time of needs.

    Terry L. Van Theemsche
    November 4, 2014
    Bloomington, IL, US
  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Scammon. I was glad that I got to visit with him just before he left for Washington. I wish Mrs. Scammon, Chris, Craig, and Steve all the best.

    Ron Van Sant

    Ron Van Sant
    November 4, 2014
    Blue, Grass, IA, US
  • Dear Jean,

    Worked at Sears Roebuck.

    Have often thought of you.

    My condolences on the death of your husband

    Joan Bybee
    November 4, 2014
    Maquoketa, IA, US