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Scott Alan Thorstad, age 56

Scott Alan Thorstad, 56, of Cabot passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 1964 to Donald Thorwald and Carol Joan (Gehrke) Thorstad.

He is an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who always made everyone laugh.  If you knew Scott, you had a friend and a great story to tell about his passion for the outdoors and his unique sense of humor. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Scott proudly served in the United States Navy for more than 26 years. Upon retiring from the military he worked for the VFW, then the VA as a Veteran’s Service Officer.  He and Lisa Marie then moved to Arkansas where he then began working for the Railroad Retirement Board in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was an active member of Grace Fellowship in Cabot, Arkansas, where he was a lead member of the Men’s Ministry.  Scott was also a lifetime member of the NRA, American Legion, and the VFW; he was a life sponsor for Ducks Unlimited and served as the Cabot DU Chairman and was a member of the Cabot Hunting Club.

He is preceded in death by his father Donald Thorstad and his grandson Julian Coates.

Scott leaves behind the love of his life for more than 15 years, his wife, Lisa Marie Thorstad; his mother Carol Gabrell (Jim); his step-sons Shaun and Devin Coates; his grandchildren Aiden and Dalila Coates; his siblings Tony Thorstad, Dale Thorstad (Kelly), Julia White and Jackie Gerac; a host of nieces and nephews; many friends and extended relatives.  He will be missed and loved by all.

A family hosted memorial service will be Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Grace Fellowship of Cabot, 601 West Elm Street, Cabot, Arkansas at 6:00 PM

In light of the current health concerns, Scott’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers, if you are not able to attend the service and are not feeling well the family understands. Grace Fellowship will be live streaming the service on Facebook Life if you are unable to attend. All guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400

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  • Lila Langley Posted June 12, 2020 2:39 PM

    So sorry for your loss Lisa praying for you and your family

  • Douglas Gehrke Posted June 12, 2020 9:39 PM

    My sincere condolences to everyone who knew Scott. May he be at peace.
    Uncle Doug

  • Judy Collins Posted June 13, 2020 9:53 AM

    Lisa, I am there with you in thoughts and prayers.

  • Alicia Westbury Posted June 13, 2020 1:28 PM

    Sorry for your loss everyone.
    Scott was a middle school love.

  • Lisa Abshire Posted June 13, 2020 7:24 PM

    Lisa, My heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God hold you close in your time of need.

  • Evelyn Hadfield Posted June 14, 2020 8:22 PM

    So sorry for your loss Lisa. Scott skipped out early for a seat in heaven! I’m sorry for the people in heaven having to deal with Scott and his mischievous ways! Love you, Maranatha is praying for you!

  • Gail Cheatam Posted June 14, 2020 8:34 PM

    My sincere condolences to Lisa and the Thorstad family 🙏. May the Lord give you peace.

  • Debby Dedafoe Posted June 14, 2020 8:51 PM

    Sending prayers and my thoughts are with you.

  • Bob and Judy Lavigne Posted June 14, 2020 8:55 PM

    In our hearts and our prayers

  • Bob and Judy Lavigne Posted June 14, 2020 8:55 PM

    In our hearts and our prayers

  • Ester & Jimmy Jones Posted June 14, 2020 8:55 PM

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Jean cole Posted June 14, 2020 9:15 PM

    Lisa so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing your in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Darrell & Stephanie Clark & Trey Posted June 14, 2020 9:18 PM

    Scott was a light in the room. The life of the party. He always took time to play with my son. He will really be missed. We will be praying for the family. We love you, Lisa.

  • Jack and helen Posted June 14, 2020 9:21 PM

    It’s hard to say by to a friend We are so sorry for your loss Lisa I will never forget our times of treasure hunts together me and Scott and you and Helen want to time we had love you

  • Jim and Callye Gibbons Posted June 14, 2020 10:04 PM

    Lisa Marie, you and your family are being held close to our hearts as you reflect on Scott’s life and legacy. There are just no words, but I hope you know that we care. Sending our love, Jim and Callye

  • Rob VandenBos Posted June 15, 2020 7:10 AM

    Trusting the God has stepped right in at this time to comfort you and sustain you in every way. I’m so sorry for you loss of such a great husband. Keeping you prayed up.

  • Ellisa McEuen Posted June 15, 2020 9:12 AM

    Lisa, I’ve not stopped thinking or praying for you. Scott was intricate part of our community. His absence will be greatly felt. But all of the memories will live on.

  • Mel & Melinda Hall Posted June 15, 2020 1:09 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss!
    Scott will be very much missed!

  • Carole and Larry Winchell Posted June 15, 2020 8:21 PM

    We will see you again soon, Dear Brithrr in Christ!! We will always live & respect you!!

  • Carole and Larry Winchell Posted June 15, 2020 8:40 PM

    We always loved Scott’s smile & jokes! He was respectful & kind!! We will see him soon!!

  • Vicki Warren Posted June 16, 2020 1:02 AM

    Scott was a kind and giving man who loved adventure and putting a smile on faces. He loved God and his sweet wife, Lisa. His life touched so many. Although he is kicking up his heels in heaven, we mourn his too quick departure and feel great loss.

  • Jacquelyn Dabney Posted June 16, 2020 5:01 AM

    Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • The O’Donnell Family Posted June 16, 2020 11:56 AM

    Prayers for his family and many friends. You are truly blessed if he touched your life in any way. He was a messenger from God many times. Stranger or a friend he always had a prayer for you.

  • Tim and Claudinell (CB) Busick Posted June 16, 2020 8:19 PM

    Lisa! The loss of Scott Is indescribable. He was loved and adored by us. He made me laugh and smile in the good and the worse of times. My life was made sweeter having known him. Scott’s crown was full of jewels that is too heavy to keep on his head. May our Lord comfort you in your loss. We love you.

  • Billy Jo Stanley NCCS (CRF) USN (ret) Posted June 18, 2020 5:53 PM

    This loss brings much sorrow to me. I have known and loved him as a fellow Senior Chief, best friend ever, and one of my family for 32 years. I pinned one of my anchors on him when he made Chief. We managed to be near each other for most of our career.
    I find it hard to say goodbye because he will always be on mind, heart and life. We have lots of memories. He will be missed!!! Thank you Lisa for taking care of him!

  • Bill Kalina Posted July 27, 2021 10:46 AM

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate. Blessings for your Family.

  • George Carver, HMCS(FMF), USN, Ret Posted August 2, 2021 1:59 PM

    One heck of a man and a really good friend. I will cherish all of the laughter, hunting and fishing we did. We will meet again one day brother. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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