Scott Alan Murkve, 62, of Valparaiso passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 25, 2022. He was born October 25, 1960 in Eveleth, Minnesota the son of Jerome & Rose Marie (Kaiser) Murkve and graduated from Landmark Christian High School in Michigan City. Scott made his career in the automotive industry with Wal-Mart, and Brown Tire Company in Valparaiso, and most recently with Heinold & Feller in LaCrosse. As a “car guy” Scott enjoyed being involved with anything concerning automobiles from NASCAR to Hot Wheels. His positive attitude carried him throughout his lifetime, even in the depths of his cancer battle he could be heard reassuring those around him by saying “it is what it is”. As a member of Calvary Church, he distinguished himself when he began cooking Sunday breakfast for the Worship Team which has now become an integral part of their worship plan.
On October 22, 1988 he married Linda Edwards who survives along with their children; Kyle (Vanessa) Murkve of Marietta, Georgia, Colin Murkve of Valparaiso & Carli Murkve of Valparaiso, his mother, Rose Marie Murkve of Valparaiso, sister, Debbi (Sherman) Walker of Valparaiso, father-in-law, Robert Edwards of Valparaiso, and brother-in-law, Robert (Cheri) Edwards of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Murkve and mother-in-law, Patricia Edwards.
A visitation will be held Friday, December 30th from 2 – 4 pm at Calvary Church, 1325 Evans Ave., Valparaiso with memorial service beginning at 4:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Church.
We are saddened by the passing of Scott. He was a wonderful Godly man. We have so many special memories of him from our time in small group with him and his family. It is our prayer that we all can reflect on his life he lived for Jesus and apply it to our own lives. He now walks with the Lord in heaven. Pain free. Praise Jesus! Your Friends -John, Shelley, Lydia and Joel Bryant
Scott was a kind and God loving man. Jack enjoyed having a non-running friend to talk to while Linda and I discussed our latest training regimens/injuries/shoes…We will miss him. -Barb and Jack Hamner
Very sorry for your loss. Scott was a good guy and hard worker. May God grant you all the strength and peace needed to endure this difficult time. -Karen Ulm
I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was the kindest man I knew. He was very supportive of Linda and his children. I'll never forget how he repeatedly reached out to me after my surgery to see how I was feeling. He did that while he was in the middle of his own battle. I will miss his posts of all the automobiles he admired. I will also miss his food posts that made me very hungry. I so wish Mary Jo and I could be there to hug all of you so tight. He will be missed but never forgotten. God bless his soul. -Kevin Hitzeman
Scott will be remembered by the pastors, staff, and people of Calvary as a servant, a follower of Jesus, and a helper of others. I remember weekly talks in the green room where he would share his love for his family and his desire to serve well. His optimistic attitude always bringing joy to the situation. May God bless the Murkve family and keep the memory of their father, husband, son, and friend clear in their minds until they see him again in heaven. Love to you all. -Joe Wittmer
Linda and family, Scott was in our prayers during his battle with cancer, and we will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. -Carri, Andrew and Ruby Ables
I feel so blessed to have known Scott, he was one of the kindest Man I've ever Met. I'm sure Scott came to this Earth to leave a print of what kindness looked like, I know that he is dancing with the stars free of everything he was going thru I continue to pray for the Murkve Family for peace and Comfort. -Alberto & Nora Fernandez