Posted 4/05/16 (Tue)
Scott Hellandsaas, 56, of rural Watford City, N.D., died Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his residence after a short illness.
Scott Henry Hellandsaas was born May 14th, 1959, in Williston, N.D. to Juliet (Swenson) and Orville Hellandsaas. He was the youngest of three children.
They moved to the homestead when Scott was nine years old. Thus began his lifelong love for the land and the outdoors.
He graduated from Watford City High School in 1977.
Scott attended UND-Williston and graduated with a diesel mechanic degree while continuing to work on the family farm.
During his time at UND-Williston, he met the love of his life, Peggy (Leiseth) Mott. They were married Sept. 24, 1983, with their two adoring children, Nicole and Derek, looking on.
They moved back to Watford City where Scott worked at Heggen Equipment and continued to drive to the farm each day.
On July 12, 1984, they welcomed their daughter, Kari Jo, into the world, followed by Jade Marie on June 17, 1987, which rounded out their family of six.
Scott moved on to work at B&H Body Shop and in 1988, moved the family to the country and their forever home. Many lasting memories were shared on the Hellandsaas farm and ranch.
In the summer of 1998, Scott went to work for the Theodore Roosevelt Foundation, which lasted three years. In 2003, Scott was employed by the NDDOT in Watford City, and worked there until 2011. His most valued job was farming and ranching, which he turned to full-time when he left the DOT.
Scott had a love for all things outdoors and of nature. The smells of freshly turned soil, freshly cut hay fields, and the sight of the first newborn calf, where among his favorites. Spring rains and sunshine on his back always brought a smile to his face. Fishing, hunting, branding calves, fencing, and taking a Sunday drive around the surrounding area with his family were all beloved activities. He was a craftsman in areas of leather tooling and belt making. Scott was a very meticulous person. He took pride in his work, his farm and ranch, and most importantly, his family.
Scott deeply loved his family and cherished his time with them. He especially loved his children and nine grandchildren. His pride was ever present on his face while playing or rough housing with his family. He loved to bring a smile to one’s face.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Hellandsaas; his daughter, Nicole (Justin) Johnsrud and their two children, Gracie and Judd; his son, Derek (Lacey) Mott and their two children, Rowdy and Brindle; his daughter, Kari (Rex) Korslien and their three children, KC, Kash, and Kenley; his daughter, Jade Fahrman and her two daughters, Chloe and Tynlee. He is also survived by his father, Orville Hellandsaas; a brother, John (Marcia) Hellandsaas and their son, Eric; and a sister, Jody (Jim) Renbarger and their son, Cory (Amanda) Renbarger and child Bella.
Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Juliet (Swenson) Hellandsaas; nephew, Jeremiah Renbarger; and his grandparents.
Cremation has taken place. His memorial service was held at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City at 1 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016.
Visitation was held at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City, Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the church one hour prior to services
His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com