Scott “Cid” Burton


When Scott Burton left Iowa for Colorado a couple of years after graduating from Estherville high school in 1980, he landed a job in construction in the Denver area. There were two guys on the construction crew named Scott and to avoid confusion, the construction foreman pointed to Scott Burton and said, “You’re Cid,” which is what his Colorado friends knew him as from that day forward.

Scott/Cid thrived in Colorado where he had several successful careers including that as the builder of high-quality custom-made golf clubs and servicing customers within a 75-mile radius of Denver for Badger Meter company. Scott worked hard, played hard, and fought hard. He enjoyed golf, biking, travel, and all outdoor activities. He was an avid fan of the Hawkeyes, Broncos, Rockies, and Nuggets and enjoyed summertime visits to Okoboji and wintertime visits to Mexico.

Scott/Cid loved his many friends and family members and particularly enjoyed his nephews and nieces, who treasured his companionship and attention.

Scott/Cid was born May 9, 1962 in Hawarden, Iowa and passed away July 26, 2022 in Aurora, Colorado after a ten-year battle with cancer, which he did with great determination and courage.

He is survived by his long-time partner, Cathy Edam; son, Tyler Burton; mother, Bev Peterson (David); father, Tom Burton (Lois); twin sister, Kim Schendel (Neil); brothers Stuart (Laurie), Les and Chris; sisters Konnie, Kristi, and Nichol; and nieces, nephews, and too many friends to mention. He was a loving partner, father, son, and friend to anyone who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Two Penguins Grill, 13065 E. Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, Colorado on Sunday, August 14 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Casual dress and sports attire are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Estherville class of 1980 for their support during his difficult battle with cancer.

Scott/Cid led a happy, successful, and bountiful life and will be missed by his family and many friends. Heaven is a better place now that he is there.