Ashton A. Scott

Ashton Scott

Ashton A. Scott, 61, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his home in Colona. In his last days, he was in the gentle care of his devoted daughter, Asia Scott. He was in the company of his loving wife, Debra von Maur at the time of his passing.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Schroder Funeral Home in Colona. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held at the Veterans Memorial Pavillion located along Hennepin Canal and Route 84 in Colona between 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Ashton was born on Nov. 29, 1949, in Munich, Germany, the son of Major Harold R. Scott "Scotty" and Helen M. McGurn Scott. He lived much of his adult life in Northern California, where he enjoyed fishing, camping, and sailing. He had an amazing zest for life and a brilliant sense of humor. He was especially passionate about music; he wrote songs and played drums and harmonica to entertain family and friends. He had a great passion for philosophy and loved to quote Socrates. A lover of nature, traveling and history, he always had a great story to tell and you'd always walk away from him knowing you'd learned something new and interesting.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Lynn von Maur; daughter, Asia Ann Scott; son, Danny (Cosmos) Scott; stepson, David N. von Maur; stepdaughter, Rachael J. von Maur; brothers, Matt Scott and Clark T. Scott; sisters, Diedre A. Scott and Lynn Scott Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Phillip C. Scott.