Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5, family present 3-5 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 18 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Scott Gackle, age 33, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 near Sundance, WY as the result of an ATV accident. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 18 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5, family present 3-5 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been established for Scott’s children at First Bank and Trust in Canton.
Scott was born on August 27th, 1986 in Hot Springs, SD to David and Susie (Miller) Gackle. He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 2005, where he excelled in sports. He attended USF and SDSU before serving his country in the Army National Guard. He married his best friend, Rachel Hohman, on May 26th 2013 at Custer State Park. To this union, Jasper, Griffin and Vada were born.
Scott, fondly referred to as “Scotty,” was as good as it gets. He was a hardworking & selfless husband, an attentive, fun & hands-on father, a thoughtful & protective son and brother, and a loyal friend. He is already greatly missed.
Scott was an avid fisherman and hunter. He especially loved to take his twin boys, Jasper & Griffin (age 5) with him to explore the outdoors every chance he could. His baby girl, Vada (age 3), was the apple of his eye. He was looking forward to purchasing an ice fishing hut this winter so the whole family could fish together. Scotty never cared where he was or what he was doing as long as he was with his family and/or friends. He didn’t care if he spent the entire day untangling his children’s fishing lines – he was just happy to be there with his loves.
He was a talented craftsman who was always working on one of his wife’s various Pinterest projects. Scott dreamed of one day owning his own business doing custom home finishing and woodworking.
This is the short story of Scott’s life; but, there is so much more to his 33 years of life. He died just as he lived – partaking in one of his favorite hobbies at one of his “happy places.” Scott was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important – living an honest life with those he loved.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Rachel; sons, Griffin & Jasper; daughter, Vada, all of Canton; father, David (Nancy) Gackle, East Helena, MT; mother, Susan (Harlen) Henke, Streeter, ND; brother, Chad (fiancé Melissa) Gackle, Columbia, SD; sisters, Stacy (Josh) Otkin & Mara (Ryan) Koehler, all of Canton, SD; in-laws, Eric & Mona Hohman, Canton, SD; brother-in-law, Andy (Emily) Hohman, Sioux Falls, SD; along with numerous nieces, nephews extended relatives and friends. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Virgil (Louise) Miller & Eugene (Hazel) Gackle; uncle, Timothy Miller; and cousins, Brenda Miller & Christopher Miller.
37 messages have been left
I’m so sorry for your loss, I have some great memories with Scott.
I’m so very sorry for you all in Scott’s passing. My heart just breaks for his family. Huge hugs for you all and keeping you all in my prayers.
Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all the family on this loss of a dear loved one. We will be lifting you all in thought and prayer over the coming days.
I am so sorry for the loss of Scott ! My heart breaks for all of you and cant imagine they heartache you are all going through. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
I am so very sorry for your breaking hearts Rachael. Know that I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. As painful as this loss is, I am Praying you will find peace in knowing Scott is wrapped in our Father’s glorious arms experiencing His incredible love and joy in heaven.
Our deepest condolences to your family. We have you in our prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss! Rachel and kids are in my thoughts and 🙏🏻 prayers!
We are so sorry for the loss of Scott! Words seem so inadequate but please know you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts today and in the days to come.
My deepest sympathy. You and your family are being lifted in thoughts and prayer during this difficult journey. May He provide comfort now and in the days ahead.
My prayers are with Scott’s wife and family .
Rachel, I am so sorry for you and your family during this sorrowful time. Words are simply inadequate. Know that you are supported and loved by so many as you walk through this. Lifting you up in prayer and love.
Many thoughts and prayers of comfort as you navigate this sorrowful time.
So sorry for your loss Rachel. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Scott! He was such a great kid and so valuable to the Tiger Wrestling Program! My thoughts and prayers goes out to his family. Coach Kelvington
Rachel and family. So very sorry to hear about the accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
There are no words for a time like this. Praying for your strength and His arms to hold you and your family during this impossibly hard time.
“Have I not commanded You? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go.” Joshua 1:9 – My sympathies to all the family and friends that this young man’s life has impacted. Praying for comfort and peace during this extremely sad time.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Scott was a good friend in high school at Harrisburg. I’m going to miss him a lot. May he rest in peace.
I’m so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.
So sorry for you loss. Hugs and prayers coming you way.
So very sorry for your great loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Scott at Menards he was a good guy. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Menards as well when Scott was there. Prayers sent to all of you !
Scott was a great guy !
Although I never met Scott, I can imagine what a wonderful man he was and how very great of a loss his death is. We are thinking and praying for Rachel, for the kids, and all the family here at Good Samaritan. May God bless and keep each of you in His loving care and peace.
Prayers for Scott’s family. May God surround you with his love.
After reading and hearing about Scott I believe I missed meeting a great and wonderful human. I am so very saddened for the loss of such an amazing husband and father, son/brother, in law. May God wrap his arms around you all and may you find joy and peace in the love he shared and in his memory.
I have no words … only a great filled with prayers and love for all Scott’s and Rachel’s family and other loved ones.
Prayers to Scott’s family, I enjoyed our time working together, the many hunting and fishing stories we shared
I am so sorry to hear of Scotts passing. His Strength and Vision will continue to live in the Hearts and Minds of Rachel, Jasper, Griffin, and Vada.
God, please surround this entire family with your positive Will and Protection.
Sending deepest sympathy and asking God to be with all of you and give you comfort and strength. Patty and Craig
Though I never met Scott he sure sounds like an amazing human. Dave and I send out deepest sympathy for your loss. May you feel the warmth of Gods arms and love. I wish for you peace and comfort wrapped in the memories of your husband, father, son, brother, in law and friend. Many prayers to the family.
Sincerest sympathies! May God Almighty uphold you with his righteous right hand and HIs Spirit comfort you in this most difficult time. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Continued prayers for all of you in the days and months ahead. May your faith give you strength.
My sincerest condolences to Scotts family.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
We are so sorry to hear of Scott passing. Remember the happy times you shared with Scott.
Our deepest sympathy.