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Landis George "Landy" Scott


1919 - 2014 Notice Condolences
Scott, Landis George "Landy" Age 95, of Greenfield, died November 3, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born June 21, 1919 to the late George and Laura Schaetz in Oconto, Wisconsin. Landy and his family moved to Milwaukee in 1929. At the young age of 14, Landy began his career as a carpenter working for his family and later as the foreman at Warnbrunn Construction where he worked for 25 years. Landy's dreams for becoming a race car driver were interrupted when he was drafted into the Army Air Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While in the service Landy married Dorothy Cira of Milwaukee and began his family. After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, as a World War II veteran, Landy bought his first midget race car and began his racing career. Landy raced at dirt tracks, including the Milwaukee Mile and throughout the mid-west for 15 years and served as the president of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association from 1951 - 1959. In 1977 Landy moved to Los Angeles, California. He also lived in Las Vegas, Nevada before returning to his roots in Wisconsin in 2009. Landy is survived by his six children Michael, Lannis, Thomas, Daniel, Gary and Sharon, 10 grand children and 12 great - grandchildren. Landy was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (d. 1982), the mother of his children, his second wife Elaine (d. 2009) and a grandson, Daniel Jr. (d. 2008). You can read more about Landy's fascinating life at his biographical website: www.landyscott.com. Condolences can be left on Landy's Guest Book page at: http://users3.smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s&i=g35-70168-b9.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 9, 2014
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