In Memory of Scott Tiedke

Memorial Gathering (Respecting social distancing and encouraging masks)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday June 20, 2020
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

Graveside Services

3:30 pm
Saturday June 20, 2020
St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery
Cemetery Road
River Falls WI,

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Scott James Tiedke, age 37 of Astoria, NY, formerly of River Falls, passed away April 17, 2020 at his home in Astoria, NY. Scott was born August 20, 1982 in Hudson, WI to James and Cynthia (O’Connell) Tiedke. Scott graduated from River Falls High School, with the Class of 2001. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in finance in 2006. While attending college, Scott enjoyed the friendships and memories made with the Chi Psi (The Lodge) Fraternity. From 2007 to 2012, Scott worked as an intern with Rochdale Investment Management and then stayed on as a legal and compliance manager. Scott discovered his true calling and expertise was litigation, and further pursued his law degree. With hard work and dedication, he obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2009 from New York Law School. Scott loved his career as an attorney, and had nearly a decade of expertise in litigation. Scott worked with Bisogno & Meyerson PC, and most recently on his own. His true passion was being in the courtroom, debating and taking a stance on what he felt was right. In March of 2020, Scott was included in the Marquis Who’s Who, for his noteworthy accomplishments and exemplary work in litigation. Scott was also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Though he lived in the heart of New York City, Scott’s heart always held a special place in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, as an avid hunter, fisherman, and Green Bay Packer fan. He always looked forward to his trips to Door County with his father and friends, and his time spent on the Kinni River. Also dear to his heart was his faithful companion, his dog, Lambeau. Scott was truly a one-of-a-kind guy, who was loved dearly, and will be sorely missed.

Scott is survived by his mother, Cindy (Roger) Revak of River Falls, WI; father, Jim (Susie) Tiedke of Pepin, WI; sister, Sandra Tiedke (Rob Johnson) of Vadnais Heights, MN; grandfather, Charles “Chuck” O’Connell of River Falls, WI; step-siblings, Alissa (Joe) Gullo, Toni (Josh) Sterry, and Travis (Jenae) Brantner; aunts and uncles, Charles “Buddy” (Joy) O’Connell, Rich (Michele) O’Connell, Randy (Judy) O’Connell, and Patti (Keith) Fehl; along with many cousins, step-nieces and step-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gladys O’Connell; grandparents, Caryl and Don Tiedke; and uncle, Tom Tiedke.

A Memorial Gathering will take place 1:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 225 S. 3rd St., River Falls.  Graveside services officiated by Rev. Fr. Gerald Harris, will follow at 3:30 PM at St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.


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  • My deepest condolences to the entire family. Scott was such a wonderful kid and went to school with my son, Zach Brenna. Everybody liked Scott!! Our thoughts and love go out to all of you.
    Kelly Brenna and Paul Gerbec

  • Dear Cindy, Jim, Sandra and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear this, I remember when you brought Scott as baby,and watched him grow up. You and Jim were wonderful parents to him, and Sandra was a great sister too! I just feel so sorry and please know you are all thought of everyday and prayed for.
    Love, Barb and Steve

  • To the Tiedke Family,

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure to meet Scott, but the kind words by everyone here, he was a someone I would have wanted to go to a Packer game with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.


  • Cindy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your loving memories of him keep your heart warm at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I met Scott socially and ended up working with him on various cases over the years and knew him as a honest, hardworking and dependable lawyer.
    I will miss seeing him in the halls of the Brooklyn courthouse. My condolences to his family.

  • To entire Scott Tiedke Family,

    I met Scott during my senior year in college, at the time he was a freshman in college. First day we met at Lodge (Chi Psi Fraternity), we instantly became great friends. I am thankful for knowing him and being great friends for the past 18 years!

    The Chi Psi Fraternity and I send our hearts, prayers and love to each of you. He always will be known as a great man who has a huge heart to anyone he crossed paths in his life. We are truly blessed, privileged and honored to have him become part of our fraternity brotherhood.

    We have many fun, funny, positive and entertaining memories during our college days and after college life. I loved how much he endured the Packers but mostly how much he truly cared for people overall. We thank you for having a great man who led by example and always smiled and brighten people’s lives.


    Josen A Brawk

  • I worked with Scott at Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP. He had such a big heart, we spoke about his doggy and his life back home, the cold weather they had. I would always ask him if he is not cold since he would never wear a heavy jacket and he will always tease me since I was always freezing in winter. Scott was always happy, never saw him sad. I know he loved his job and was always willing to help others. He will be missed. May he R.I.P.
    Gabriela Troche

  • I am very sorry for your loss. A talented young man, from a great family. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  • Tiedke Family – Word cannot express the sorrow we feel for a loss that affects us all. Scott is the reason I met my husband Kevin that serendipitous night at Kettle of Fish in NYC on a cold January Packers vs. Giants NFC Championship and Favre’s last game as a Packer. Without Scott’s urging, Kevin may have never gone to the bar to watch. And as they say, the rest is history – and our lives were changed forever. Scott stood in our wedding, he was a lifelong friend of Kevin’s and ultimately mine. I will truly miss having him come home for games and seeing him if only to share sweet reminders of our lives in NYC. We will miss him and our prayers are with you all during this incredibly difficult time. Stay strong and may God bless you all.

  • I’m devastated to hear of this loss. Scott was a very dear friend of mine during law school. I was fortunate to see him again years after we graduated when I visited NYC. Although we lost touch in the past few years I always had confidence and took comfort in knowing that when we saw each other again, we’d pick right back up where we left off, as good friends do. I will cherish the good times and fond memories I have of Scott. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • My heart felt sympathy goes out to Scott’s family. I did not have the opportunity to meet Scott but knew about him, his life and accomplishments through his father, Jim. May God give you comfort and peace during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Tiedke Family,
    I remember Scott as a funny, kind high school student. It sounds like he lived an accomplished adult life. I am extremely sorry for your loss. May God’s peace surround you in your deep sorrow. All my best, Laurie

  • Jim, Susie, Cindy, and Sandra – our hearts and prayers are with you as you weather this unfortunate and devastating time. Though the number of times we were with Scott were few, the time with Jim over the years demonstrated how the world will miss Scott. He was a great kid, an excellent student, and outstanding contributor in the legal field. Scott, you will be missed! We look forward to catching up in heaven.

  • Tiedke’s
    Our hearts go out to you during this saddest of times. Watching Scott grow up and keeping track of him though Jim was a pleasure. What a bright upcoming young man. We will see you in heaven some day Scott.

    Orian & Sue Muecke

  • I worked with Scott at Bisogno & Meyerson and had many conversations with him. When ever he came back from court he would come by my desk or my co worker’s desk. Some of the best conversations were before we left the office at 5 we would talk sports for an hour me a Jets fan and him a Packer fan.

    My condolences to his family and friends he spoke of many of you in high regard.

    Rest in Peace Scott and I know you will be at every Green Bay game I will look for you over the stadium. FL

  • Although I never had the honor of meeting Scott, I have the honor of knowing his dad, Jim. I feel as though I knew Scott by listening to all the wonderful stories and memories Jim has shared with me along the way. Jim, by reading these tributes, you were right and should be proud of the lives your son touched.

    You, Susie, and your entire family are in our prayers.

  • I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. He was a wonderful colleague, with an exceptionally fine personality and good sense of humor — always willing to lend a hand. He had such a bright future ahead of him…. May his family know of no more sorrow. Respectfully, Anna Kunkes

  • This is such a sad news to hear. I worked with Scott as his paralegal. We didn’t have much interactions, but when we did, we would have conversations about what happened to him in court with the Judges, how we were going to tackle the next Order I needed to work on. The conversations would change to what his beautiful dog did to him or how his weekend was. He was great to speak to, was eagerly there to help, and will be missed. My condolences to his family!

  • I worked with Scott at BisognoMeyerson LLP.
    He was avery kind, helpful, smart & very funny guy.
    My heart goes out to his family & as do my
    condolences. I know Scott had a big heart.
    He often helped people with legal issues.
    He helped me with an IRS problem and he
    was able to resolve it. He spoke Spanish very
    well too because he kind of knew what my
    Coworker and I were speaking about when
    we spoke Spanish in the office.
    Again. Scott was a good man and a lil bit
    of a party animal lol. He will be greatly missed.
    It makes me very sad to know I will not see Scott
    May his soul Rest In Peace forever n ever.
    And May the lord bless his family with
    Peace n serenity in these difficult times of sorrow.
    Peace be with all! Karen G.

  • Scott Tiedke Family,
    So very sorry to hear about Scott. May the fun and memorable times with Scott comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Scott was the easiest of friends to have. I have many great memories of Scott from the broomball rink to the stools of Kettle of Fish. I loved traveling with him, which is pretty much the highest compliment I pay a person. He was loyal to a fault and always was willing to get a beer with anyone off (or on) the ice. And if he had a beer in his hand you both were smiling. I miss everyone on this list but today I can’t believe I won’t ever cheers Scotty again.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    Much love, Scotty.

  • Scott was a good friend to me during my time in NYC. He introduced me to the Packers, Kettle and his own circle of friends, of which I was truly humbled and forever grateful.

    He was approachable, always available and one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

    I’m so sorry for your loss and I send my love from the UK.

  • Scott was a good friend, a better man, a loyal and fierce teammate. He lives now in my memories, in his words and actions. He made everything better, a rare trait. We hadn’t spoken in a long time, and if I saw him tomorrow- it would be like we spoke yesterday. He was reliable and solid. Even in grief, thinking on him, I can’t help but smile at the memories. I will miss him.

  • Cindy and all the family. My heart and prayers are with you as you travel this dark valley. I’m so sorry for your loss

  • I lived with Scott in NYC from 2007-2010. He was a great guy, always genuine and earnest with a good sense of humor and we shared many fun nights on the town. We stayed friends after being roommates and he even helped me with a landlord dispute pro bono. There never was a bigger Packer fan either he spent countless hours lined up at or watching the games at Kettle of Fish their official NYC. bar. I’ll miss him