Scott Gackle

August 27, 1986 - November 12, 2019


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.

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  1. 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.

  2. I have no words … only a great filled with prayers and love for all Scott’s and Rachel’s family and other loved ones.

    • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 !

  5. 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.

  6. “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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.