Scott Selby, 57, of Apple Valley, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 13, from a heart attack. He was born Oct. 10, 1962, in Arcadia, Wis., and was adopted by Bill and Kathy Selby in February 1963.
After moving around the country the family settled in Peshtigo, Wis., where Scott graduated from high school in 1980. He attended the University of Minnesota where he ran track and field and rowed for the men’s crew team. He will be remembered for his quick wit and love of soccer, science, fly fishing and piano playing. Since 2010, he has worked in the radiology department at Regions Hospital. Prior to joining Regions, he worked in the medical labs at the University of Minnesota from 1996 to 2010, and before that, Methodist Hospital as a health unit coordinator. He and Meg moved from Minneapolis to Apple Valley in February 2002. From that spring until the time of his death, he impacted thousands of lives as a soccer referee, mentor, instructor, and coach at the youth, high school, college and adult levels. In February 2019, he was blessed to find his biological family through “23&Me.” While he had just 17 months with them, God knew this loose end needed tying up before Scott left us for his next life.
Scott is survived by Meg, his wife of 31 years; and his two children: Lauren (Sean Raible), Denver, Colo. and William (Erin Van Patten), Riverside, Calif.; sisters: Karen (Keith) Falls, Charlotte, N.C., and Mary Arvanites, Marinette, Wis.; in-laws: Molly (Andy) Walloch and Matt (Molly) Murphy as well as nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is further survived by his biological mom, Marjorie Kammueller; and siblings: Susie (Sal) Sorrentino, Lesley (Dan) Kelley and Paul (Kris) Kammueller and their families. He is preceded in death by his father and fellow fisherman, William (1989); mother, Kathleen Selby (2017); and in-laws Tom and Peg Murphy (2016).
A memorial service is scheduled for August. Date, time, and location to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for the establishment of soccer scholarships.