Scott J. Wackernagel, 50, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Scott James Wackernagel, 50, passed away April 4, 2019, at home with his loving family by his side.

He was born Jan. 6, 1969, in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Wayne Wackernagel and Bernice Rogers.

During his teenage years Scott could be found tearing up pinball tables all over Grand Rapids Michigan with his good friends the Video Galaxy Family who still keep in touch to this day.

Scott proudly served in the United States Army where he was part of a cohort unit assigned to the 1/87th Infantry, 10th Mountain Division. After serving, Scott worked for the Watertown Branch of the United States Postal Service.

Scott’s interest in many subjects led him on a continuous journey of learning as an autodidact. He was particularly passionate about Military and World History. He also had an insatiable drive to provide for his family. Scott most enjoyed spending summer weekends and vacations in Canada sharing his wild and crazy sense of humor with his extended family and friends.

Scott waits in heaven with those loved ones that have passed before us. Scott leaves behind Lisa his soulmate and wife of 31 years, Sons Jared, Justin and Joshua, Grandson Rossi Scott, Father Wayne, Brother Tod, Sister Michelle, Father-in-law Barney, Sister- in-law Kimberly, Brother-in-law Casey, and Nieces Brooke, Jamee, and Kady.

Scott was predeceased by his mother Bernice, a mother-in-lawb Bettyb and a brother-in-law, James.

A celebration of life is planned for Memorial Day weekend at the family’s summer home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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