Sun Prairie - Scott R. Ollerman, Age 49, Passed Away On Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Scott was born on June 11th, 1962 in Milwaukee, WI. He was the son of Robert and Kay Ollerman. When Scott was 12 years old, the family moved to Sun Prairie from Milwaukee. Scott is the product of the Sun Prairie school system and he graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1980.
Scott's early work experience included various positions around Sun Prairie, including Hanley Implement.
In 1984 Robert and Scott co-founded Service Specialists, their own HVAC/R company. Scott was the driving force behind the success of the company. His unmatched technical skills, vision and passion for helping people, ultimately made Service Specialists the "Number 1 HVAC/R Service Company In Southern Wisconsin".
Scott's passion for racing was apparent at a very young age. He made his way around the racetrack at age 15 with a forged permission slip and he never looked back. His racing career included many wins at Columbus, Jefferson, LaCrosse, Madison and Wisconsin Dells. The pinnacles of his career were track championships at Columbus (multiple) and Madison International Speedway in 1997. Dubbed the "Dale Earnhardt of Wisconsin", the "0" car became a fixture in the area. Scott had a huge following of family and friends alike.
In 1984 he married his high school sweetheart Tami Anderson. They had two wonderful children, Amy in 1989 and Bobby in 1991.
Scott is survived and greatly missed by his children Amy (Cameron), Bobby, the mother of his children, Tami of Stoughton, his mother Kay (Ray) Ollerman-Olson, his brother Greg (Brenda) and their children Courtney, Lindsey, Brittney, Emily and his brother Jeffrey, all of Sun Prairie. He is further survived by his former wife Tracy Ollerman of DeForest, his Grandmother, Lucille Nordbye of Stevens Point, his uncles Fred Ollerman of Sullivan and Tom (Sharon) Ollerman of Milwaukee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert in 1988 and three other Grandparents.
Scott seized each of life's opportunities to their fullest, maximized his talents in every way, loved his community and will be greatly missed by everyone he touched. We are fortunate to have had him in our lives.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, WI. Funeral services to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. A visitation will also be held at the church on Saturday from 10:30 AM until the time of service.
It has been 3 years and my heart still breaks each time I think of you. You had such a rare gift - the ability to make everyone in your life feel they were special to you. You, my dear friend, are the one who is most special.
i drove this car from the car wash on bird st back to the shop after a sat morning wash first time driving a stock car when we meet scotty at the shop that nite to work on car i said hey scott there is someting wrong with the brakes it pulls to the left scotty looked me and said kid they are good we only turn left and we laughed and he smiled and said u drove the down bird st cool i do that to kid. miss you Scotty "0"...
Lisa Marie Underkofler~Cochrane
11.21.11 SCOTTY! You have been my best friend since the day we met- 6th grade- in the back of a school bus comin' home from a Y swim trip. 'Member? :) I have known you for what seems two lifetimes. You have always been this man I am reading all of these beautiful accolades about! The difference you made not only in my life but others, makes me feel even more proud to call you my friend. But what I know now Scotty? I will see you on the flip side like we talked about within your last year.... There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss you my dear, dear bestest HUGE Tiger hugger... But more importantly what IS? You, yeah, you Scotty, showed EVERYBODY, every day, how You WERE all that, and then some! "A WORKING CLASS HERO IS SOMETHING TO BE". You were proof of that each and every day. And, you leave that legacy for others to strive toward in their lives. I am so thankful to have had you in my life; to call you "friend". To be able to say unabashedly, how close we came to each being half of one. But we both knew were better for not. Thank you for loving me and for never being afraid to tell me over and over I was loved and lovable, that you believed in me, that in your eyes I deserved so much more than what I had settled for... to the point I eventually also came to believe! I would give damn near anything if only I could be on the other line and have you beep over. I would hear your growly, busy, loving voice say what I need to hear as every friend does. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU SCOTTY AND I WILL ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE. YOUR HUGE TIGER HUGS AND FRIENDSHIP AND CARE AND LOVE HAS LEFT A HUGE VOID IN MY HEART. I smile gently and remember you without tears finally.... Seeya on the flip & win some track championships in the mean time #0! Huge cheekers & hugs, Lisa Marie Underkofler~Cochrane
Scott was the only person i knew in high school that wanted to race and loved racing like myself! I am 49 now and still am involved with racing!
Scotty O was a great friend of mine!! We knew each from way back. He first came in to service Pedro's hvac, ( where I worked) and were friends since. He stood up at my wedding, and to say we lost a great man is an understatement!! One of the only reason I traveled back to Wisconsin, was to see Scott. I'm a better man for knowing him!!!! Loved him like a brother, and he'll be dearly missed.
I remember Scotty"O" fondly from the racetrack way back when he was a young man. I was surprised to run into him in Sun Prairie a couple of years ago, he proudly introduced me to his son, Bobby. He was the same spirited man I had always known and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family, especially his children. Through them, his rich legacy will live on. Rest in Peace, Scotty.
A truer greater friend you will never find like Scottie 0, Taught me a lot on the track and in his personal life, Will be you buddy, rest in peace and God bless. Thank you for letting me know you. The Gun Todd Stapleman
Scotty was like a brother to me.A man and i built a new rice car for him in his shop in Sun Prairie and i worked for him along time.I sold scotty his first race car.i learned how to do HVAC from him.I was i on his pit cure on and off threw the years.Scotty you will not be forgotton by me.I will miss you alot my friend but someday i'll be back on your pit cure.You are one of my best friends and always will be.Every time i see a race,i know you are there with me.God bless one and your family and the ones you have touched.BF
Scott, I can't believe you are gone. Words can't explain how great of a person you are. Thank you for always caring and asking about me when you came around. I wish things didn't turn out the way they did but all things happen for a reason. Your memory will always live on through the people you have touched. "There'll be two dates on your tombstone And all your friends will read 'em But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. "The dash between your years mattered. You have truly deserved your spot in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as they pass through this difficult time. You will always be missed in my heart. May your soul be at rest. Love You Scotty O!
Scott and I did not know each other very well. This, however, did not seem to matter too much to him back in 1988 at the Jefferson Speedway. My dad and I were racing there with Scott and it was our first time at that track. We were struggling to find the right tire sizes to be competitive. Scott approached us and gave my dad and I a tire to use. He did not want any money, was not too concerned about getting it back; all he was concerned about was helping us out. It has been 23 years since that day and I still remember what he did. I will never forget that act of kindness and generosity from what was a complete stranger to us. Scott, I will miss seeing you around and 'saying hi' to each other; and I will never forget that day you reached out. This memory will be with me forever.
Scott and I did not know each other very well. This, however, didnt seem to matter too much to him back in 1988 at Jefferson Speedway. My dad and I were racing there with Scott and it was our first time there. We were struggling trying to find the right tire sizes to be competitive. Scott approached us and gave my dad and I a tire to use. He did not want any money, was not too concerned about getting it back; all he was concerned about was helping us out. It has been 23 years since that day and I still remember what he did. I will never forget this act of generosity and kindness from what was a complete stranger. Scott I will miss seeing you around and saying hi to each other, and I will never forget that day you reached out. It is this act of kindness and generosity from you that will be with me forever.
Scott, u were one of the best people I have every known! U have truly helped me thru my illness and I just wished I could have done the same for u!! I will miss our lunches and long talks togeather!!! I just wish u could have seen the people tonight that were there that truly cared about about u!! What a great person u were!!! U will always be in my heart!! I hope that u are finally at peace, u deserve it!! I will think of u daily!!! Rest in peace my good friend!!!!
I met Scott years ago at the Wi. Dells track, I was always amazed at his way of racing and his get up and go for the love of his "0" car. My you rest in peace and keep the checked flag flying in heaven. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Scott was such a nice down to earth man who always had a story to share, a hand to lend and a smile on his rosy face. I remember the time my husbands car broke down and he gave him a ride home all the way from Wausau to Milwaukee in the middle of a snowstorm because thats just the kind of guy he was. My husband told me he was scared out of his mind because Scott was whizzing past all the all cars on the snow and ice covered roads, but Scott was cool as a cucumber and knew just how to handle the car like a true pro in such adverse conditions. Sadly I had not seen Scott in awhile but I remember the last time I did he was proudly driving this big, awesome, shiny red car a Dodge perhaps? You were a great guy and the essence of cool Scott! You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
I will always remember working on the "O" car at Columbus, the Dells & MIS. We had many of fun times. You where always there to help when I needed it. RIP Old Friend.
I meet up with Scott working for KFC years ago. He and I formed a good friendship and it went onto racing and just saying hi around town. He will be missed in so many ways. But the memories are always the best part. Sympathy to his family.
I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to have met you. The girls and I will all miss.
I enjoyed racing with Scott and appreciated his great sense of humor. Thanks for the "Kulwicki" car. RIP buddy.
R.I.P. Scott, I remember back in high school how at lunch periods we would go down to Jon Lancasters lot on main st to look at the newest fastest car for the current year. It was a pleasure seeing and conversing with you about what ever was going on currently. I also remember when I was running Angell Park Speedway you kept asking me when you could take your car around the track for some laps, now you can join the drivers in heaven for a race of your own.
Scotty, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for you, those days will never be forgotten & neither will you. I will miss you always... R.I.P. "Scotty O"
I'll never forget the intensity for living which Scotty always displayed in everything he did while he was here. Never once did I hear him say there was something that couldn't be done, whether it was racing or buisiness or just a favor. The answer was always "don't worry about it" or "let's get it done". I can't think of anyone else that lived as hard or as courageously as you did. I was blessed to have known you Scotty and will miss you for a long time. Till we meet again brother!
Scotty O. I first met Scott as a Sun Prairie athlete, then as a race driver and a friend. My fondest memory is the following. The first year Scott drove a race car he was leading the Hobby Stock point standings at Columbus 151 Speedway. He asked me to drive his car and tell him how I thought the handling could be improved. After ten laos I got out and he said," Well how is it?" I said" If it was a horse I would shoot it!? His response was, "what should I do?" Nothing, I said, "if you can drive this you will be a champion." He went on to win that year and more after. Scott was a champion and most of all a friend. He will be missed by many and be loved by many. Jim Jaeger.
To Scott... I am proud to have known such a kind, warm and brilliant person. My memories of being your neighbor in Drovers Woods are timeless. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To Scott.. my older brother's best friend.. in Jr. High and High School, I thought you were the coolest guy ever. Hanging out at our house, always smiling and treating me well. Thanks for the 100mph car ride in high school! I had you on a pedestal and I still do. Peace to you Scott.
Scotty, you left such an impact on my son's life after he lost his own father five years ago. You took my son under your wing, showed him the ropes of life, and encouraged him to do his best, the same way you lived your life. You shared your wisdom about business, racing and life with my son. He really looked up to you. I, myself, am going to miss running into you and getting that hug, talking smack and laughing to your dry sense of humor. You will be missed by so very many. Love ya,
RIP bro :(
There will always a special place in my heart for Scott. I remember him hanging out at our kitchen table checking out want ads for cars and trucks and eating whatever was available. Most of all I remember him full of life and laughter.
Scotty, you left such a huge impact on my sons life, after he lost his own father five years ago. You took my son under your wing, showed him the ropes, and encouraged him to do his best. You had all the toys and common interests that my son has. You shared your wisdom about business, racing and life with my son. He would come home and tell me Scotty said this and Scotty said to do it this way. He really looked up to you. I, myself am going to miss running into you and getting that hug, talking smack, and enjoying the finer things in life with you. You will be greatly missed by many.
Scotty, we will miss you very much. You were always an inspiration to many, and had tremendous energy. Just so sad to see you go so soon. May God bless your soul, we pray for you and your family.
I've lost a best friend and my heart is breaking. For myself and for his family and the hundreds of people whose lives he touch and enhanced with his kindness and generosity.
Scotty, You will be missed so much by so many. I love you for the many many things you did for Jim and our family that it hurts so much to think of you gone. Your smile will always be in my heart. Now a bit of heaven will have another racer in it watching over all of the boys here bless you for all you did and all you will do as a special angel.
Scotty we had such great times together. It was always a blast to hang out with you. We had quite a few adventures growing up. I remember hanging out in the pits when you first starting racing your bad Roadrunner machine. You are one of the most confident, capable and funny people I've ever met. It is so hard to believe you are gone. Take care good buddy. Mark Stoneman
Scotty O. where should i start there is so many things i can say but most of all scott was very special when i asked if we could talk he said kid lets go in my office we shared our loss of our fathers i was hurting and i knew he shared the loss of a father and he said it will be ok and i left with a smile which scott gave me many smiles and great memories you will always hold a special place near and dear to me loved and missed forever Scotty O.
Scott ... the old, retired teacher of the Ollerman brothers shall miss you ... thank you for sharing your life with me ... may you be at peace! J. Dahm
Scott was such a nice down to earth man who always had a story to share, a hand to lend and a smile on his rosy face. I remember the time my husbands car broke down and he and Tracy gave him a ride home all the way from Wausau to Milwaukee in the middle of a snowstorm because thats just the kind of guy he was. Sadly I had not seen Scott in awhile but I remember the last time I did he was proudly driving this big, awesome, perfectly shined red car a Dodge perhaps? - to which my 3 yr old said, "Cool car mom!" You were a great guy and the essence of cool Scott! You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
Scott was such a nice down to earth man who always had a story to share, a hand to lend and a smile on his rosy face. I remember the time my husbands car broke down and he and Tracy gave him a ride home all the way from Wausau to Milwaukee in the middle of a snowstorm because thats just the kind of guy he was. My husband told me he was scared out of his mind because Scott was whizzing past all the other cars on the snow and ice covered roads, but Scott was cool as a cucumber and knew just how to handle the car like a true pro adjusting perfectly in the adverse conditions. Sadly I had not seen Scott in awhile but I remember the last time I did he was proudly driving this big, awesome, shiny red car to which my then 3 yr old son replied "cool car". You were a great guy and the essence of cool Scott! You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
We've known Scott for years through racing and several friends. We are sad his life ended too soon. Scott, you lived life on your terms and had a great time doing it! May you rest in peace, our thoughts are with his family and many, many friends left behind.
An early memory of Scott and his passion for "driving" was when he roared around the MacIntyre Company warehouse, managed by his dad, on a lift truck, with brothers Greg and Jeff hanging on. Kay, to you, Greg, and Jeff, and your families, our sincere condolences for your loss.
We met at the race track, when you raced with my son Gary Haarklau. You aways had a smile for all . That was at Columbus track . you wanted to buy some land , annd i had just sold it. sorry scott. George and I ( Beverly )We will miss you very much. Your truck was all over .
I remember when Roy used to work on the "O" car down at yer shop and we took my 2 boys down there one night and ya let em hop in and threw the steering wheel on, after that they loved racing... Thanks for letting them experience that. And to top it off they got 1 of yer side panels off the car after a night at Slinger!!!
In all due respect for your loss, we at Electric Motors Unlimited mourn with you. I, Linda have been in the business as long as Scotty O-has- we kind of grew up together- we enjoyed all the stories he shared with us- and have appreciated the friendship we have had over the years- May you accept our deepest sympathy for your loss- we mourn with you All of us at EMU
I first met Scott when he and Tami started dating while in high school. Tami was our first babysitter and often Scott came over and played with our three boys. The boys loved it! No matter what was going on in Scott's life, he always made time to help those he cared for. Scott always treated my family wonderfully and also continued to help the rest of the Anderson family. Scott always called me "Aunt Janet" and I will miss that. I can't believe I won't see Scott until we are all reunited in Heaven. "Scotty O" rest in piece. You will be greatly missed. Love "Aunt Janet"
I met Scott in the early '80's at Columnus 151 my brother also raced there, he became a good friend of the family we love his sense of humor and how nice he was to everyone he was always there to help. I lost touch with him over the years and recently ran into him again it was like we had never lost touch and he remained the sweet person he had been so many years ago. I cannot imagine the pain the family must be going through and my prayers are with you all. I will miss you Scotty.
Scott was such a nice down to earth man who always had a story to share, a hand to lend and a smile on his rosy face. I remember the time my husbands car broke down and he and Tracy gave him a ride home all the way from Wausau to Milwaukee in the middle of a snowstorm because thats just the kind of guy he was. My husband told me he was scared out of his mind because Scott was whizzing past all the all cars on the snow and ice covered roads, but Scott was cool as a cucumber and knew just how to handle the car like a true pro in such adverse conditions. Sadly I had not seen Scott in awhile but I remember the last time I did he was proudly driving this awesome shiny red car a Dodge perhaps? You were the essence of cool Scott! You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
Scott I remember the first time I met you. Back in 1985 when I worked at the Bank of Sun Prairie as a teller. You came to my window and we got "talkin". When you walked away the first words I said to my coworker was "boy is he a nice guy". From then on, I looked forward to when you came to the bank. You would come in and I would yell across the lobby "Scotty boy". You always had patience for my weird sense of humor and Big mouth. You would always laugh at my outspoken ways, when other people would not. You just accepted me for me and I won't forget that. I will miss running into you at various spots in Sun Prairie and teasing you. I just can't imagine Sun Prairie without you. It won't be the same. Rest in peace "Scotty Boy". Audrey Porter
Scott was a great man and friend to many. He touched the lives of so many people. I have many fond memories of you "Scotty O". Rest in Peace!
Scott was a great friend and a wonderful man that would help everybody that he knew, and will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Scott was great guy always there to helping u if u were in need . May he rest in peace with his Dad along his side. God bless to his family.
Scott was an amazing person! He was funny, smart, giving and a good friend. We cannot pick our favorite memory because they are all equally great. He changed people when he met them because of the way he had the unique gift of making each person feel special. Many will agree when he is described as "One of a kind". He will always be in our hearts and memories. We were so lucky to have him in our life although the time was short. We will love and miss you always Scotty O!
Scott, You will be missed. Rest in peace, friend.
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