In loving memory of

Hugh Scanlon
October 6, 1935 - May 12, 2021

Hugh Aloysius Scanlon, 85 year old resident of Tucson, AZ, died peacefully at home with family by his side on May 12th, 2021. A funeral mass will be held July 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home (900 1st St., SE) in Little Falls, Minnesota. Family and friends are invited after the ceremony to join us at the Little Falls VFW (1210 3rd Ave NE) to share food, memories and conversation. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, July 22nd at the funeral home.

Hugh was born in Sheridan Township, Minnesota on October 6th 1935, to the late Martin and Ellen (Ryan) Scanlon. He was the youngest of four surviving boys. Hugh lost his parents at a young age and grew up in the Catholic boys home.

He served in the Marine Corps from 1953-56. Upon his discharge he attended the University of Minnesota premed program and then the U of M Medical School. He met the love of his life, Sharon DeGrasse, while in premed. They married December 31, 1958.

In the spring of 1964 Hugh began family practice in Little Falls, Minnesota. Hugh and Sharon raised their family in a house on the Mississippi River where all enjoyed the river life. Hugh enjoyed golfing, tennis, hunting, fishing and flying. He was also active in several community service clubs.

In 1985 he and Sharon moved to Dallas, Texas where he practiced private family medicine for about 10 years. In 1995 they moved to San Antonio where Hugh spent 7 years doing ER work.

In 2009 he and Sharon moved to Tucson, Arizona to be closer to family. At that point he retired from medicine. He continued to play golf, tennis, travel and enjoy his friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife Sharon (DeGrasse), daughters Stephanie (Duane) Romer and Shelly (Mark) Birch, son, Scott Scanlon, grandchildren Zachary Romer, Cassie and Megan Birch, Alexis (Charlie) Templin, Riley Scanlon, great-grandchildren Ava and Alex Templin and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Jim, Gene and Dan Scanlon, nephews Terry, Michael and Patrick Scanlon and grandson Shane Romer.

The arrangements for Hugh are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN 320-632-4393.


Stan and Dee Wielinski wrote on Jun 8, 2021:

"He delivered our last baby! Was a GREAT Dr.! The first time Stan was in the delivery room! R I P Dr. Scanlon !"

Melissa Sharon Gerads wrote on Jun 3, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss! Prayers to the family."

Claudette Moran wrote on Jun 3, 2021:

"Blessed be his memory. I had him for a doctor for a while in the 1980's."

Vivian Dematre wrote on May 30, 2021:

"My favorite Dr. Delivered all my 5 children"

Kelly Thomsen wrote on May 29, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss--he was my doctor and delivered my 2 oldest daughtere"

Kelly Thomsen wrote on May 29, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss--he was my doctor and delivered my 2 oldest daughtere"

Ann Doble wrote on May 28, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss. "

Rosie Janey wrote on May 27, 2021:

"Scott - sending you our sincere sympathy, saddened to hear of your loss. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Always remembered and never forgotten...forever loved and always missed."

Ken and Kathy Garrison Kloss wrote on May 26, 2021:

"Prayers to the family. "

Joan Howes Dann wrote on May 26, 2021:

"Sending prayers to the Scanlon Family--Sharon, Stephanie, Shelly and Scott ! Dr. Scanlon was the NICEST man. I grew up down the street and babysat for the three Scanlon kids for several years. I remember spending hours on your dock on the Mississippi River catching tadpoles. What a happy lovely family---and a life well led ! I have thought of you often over the years and wondered how you were enjoying warm sunny weather! Joan Howes Dann Indianapolis"