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Scott Thomas Taveirne

June 12, 1955 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 63)

Scott Thomas Taveirne was born June 12, 1955 in Marshall, Minnesota to Donna (Blanchette) and Lawrence Taveirne, Sr. He spent most of his young life in the Marshall area before the family moved to Villard, MN in 1965. He graduated from Villard High School in 1974 where he played basketball and found his first love, cars.

Scott was an entrepreneur his entire life. In his early 20’s he owned a gas station in Alexandria. He later ran a delivery service and taxi cab business. However, Scott had the most passion for his work on cars. In 1980, he started Taveirne Auto Sales where he loved to help people and provide best in class service. His business philosophy was to always treat people right.

Scott was a hard worker. Anytime you stopped by the house, you’d find him in the shop, tinkering on something. No matter how busy he was, he would always take the time to “shoot the breeze,” offering a piece of candy from his desk drawer. Scott loved spending time with his many friends, the “jokesters” as he liked to call them. He had a nickname for everyone and was well known for catch phrases like “Keep it under 100” and “10ft Wheel Stands.”  Scott had a passion for cars and hot rods, building his own fire red 1979 Chevy Shortbox 502 Big Block from scratch in the 2000’s. He was always kind, generous, and loved to make others smile. When he wasn’t in the shop, he liked to spend time with his wife Melanie, with whom he was united in marriage on February 11, 2017, his children and grandchildren, and his many friends.

Scott passed away at his home on April 16, 2019. He will be missed by us all.

Scott is survived by his wife, Melanie; son, Jason (Kim) Taveirne and their children Callie and Aleyna of Alexandria; daughter, Angela (Dean) Reichmann and their children Mason, August, and Alexander of Glenwood; daughter, Jorden (Ryan) Taveirne Cavanaugh of Durham, North Carolina; stepson, Corey (Pam) Lamm and their children Kari, Baylee, Eli, Aubree, and Evelyn; Stepson, Marshall Bennett; Stepdaughter, Jessica (Joshua) Bennett; brother, Steven Taveirne, of Chaska; Steven's daughters, Laurel (Joel) Fetterer and her daughter of Missouri, Anne-Marie (Ty) Davis and family of Grand Meadow, and Amber Taveirne of Chanhassen; sister, Shelley Anderson & Neil Peterson, of Alexandria; Shelley's sons, Matthew (Dana) Anderson and family of Alexandria and Joshua (Jessica Veit) Anderson and family, of Alexandria; and Neil's daughter, Heidi (Ricky) Martinez and their son of Phoenix, Arizona; nieces, Jacky (Randy) Kruse and family of Ankeny, Iowa and Stacey Revel of Carlsbad, California; brother, John (Laurie) Taveirne, of Russell; John's sons, Tyler Taveirne of Marshall and Ross (Rochelle) Taveirne and their daughter of Marshall; nephew-in-law, Jeremy (Cassie) Struthers and family of Russell; sister, Elizabeth Taveirne; Libby’s daughter, Barbara Olson of Alexandria; Libby’s son, Bryan (Nina) Olson of Texas and many cousins and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence & Donna Taveirne; brother, Larry “Coke” Taveirne; infant brother, Craig Taveirne; infant nephew, Joshua Taveirne; maternal grandparents, Donald and Julienne Blanchette; paternal grandmother, Emma Taveirne, and uncle, Thomas Hasbrouck.

Please join us for a celebration of Scott’s life on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5-8 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home with parish prayers beginning at 5 PM, or on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM at the church.

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