Scott James Hebenstreit

Scott James Hebenstreit went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 3, with his loving wife, Sheila, by his side, ending a long battle with Huntington’s disease. He was 59.

Scott was born on March 22, 1962, in Jefferson to Madalyn and Jerry Hebenstreit. He grew up in Grand Junction, graduating from East Greene High School in 1980.

After earning a degree in refrigeration at DMACC in Ankeny, he established his own business, Hebenstreit Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; a 30-year, successful business focusing on commercial refrigeration.

Scott and Sheila were united in marriage on Nov. 24, 1990, and made their home in Jefferson.

When Scott wasn’t working, he enjoyed riding his horse, Ben, entertaining his nieces and nephews and going to car shows with his 1972 Chevy truck. He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his sense of humor, his patience, his kindness and his generosity.

Scott is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Jefferson; his mother, Madalyn Brobst-Thompson, of Boone; his aunt, Julie Hebenstreit (Joe Hall), of Madison Lake, Minn.; parents-in-law Russ and Kathy Dotts, of New Virginia; brothers-in-law Curt (Nan) Dotts, of Oshkosh, Wis.; Jeff (Annette) Dotts, of Urbandale; and sister-in-law Carol (Mark) Martinez, of Norwalk; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins who will always cherish their memories of Scott.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry, and brother Mark.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America-Iowa Chapter.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 9 at First Presbyterian Church in Paton, with words of comfort by the Rev. Daniel Emmert.

Accompanist will be Angie Jewett. 

Honorary bearers will be Bob Smith, Glenn Rohden, Mark Martinez, Jeff Dotts, Curt Dotts, Bruce Wessling, Marcus Harmeyer and Jacob Harmeyer.

Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Junction.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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