Linda M. McDermott
July 21, 1951 - November 8, 2021

Linda M. McDermott

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Linda M. McDermott age 70, of Fremont Died Monday November 8, 2021 at Methodist Fremont Health

Linda was born July 21, 1951 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Roland F. 'Mac' and Deloris (Walton) McDermott. She was raised in Fremont and attended Grant Elementary School. She was involved in prep club in High School and graduated in 1969. Linda was always excited for her class reunions, recently attending her 50th reunion in 2019 and was looking forward to 2024.

As a child Linda loved going to Minnesota fishing where Mac and Deloris allowed her to bring her best friend Jan to spend time with. It was probably to keep her from bothering her brothers Bob and Jim. Linda worked in the medical records department at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Upon adopting her son Pablo in the early 1980's, from El Salvador, Linda moved to Fremont and started her career as a unit secretary for over 20 years at what is now, Methodist Fremont Health.

Linda enjoyed socializing and the friendships that she made while working there. One of Linda's favorite pastimes was bowling. She was involved in the Women's league at 30 bowl for over 10 years. She retired early from Methodist Fremont Health due to health issues. Linda loved to go to Creighton basketball games and when she didn't go she always watched them on TV at Creighton parties with friends. She also enjoyed camping trips with her mom and aunt at local state parks. Linda's favorite Nebraska state park was Mahoney and one of her last outings was with Jan and her friends at a Melodrama at the park, even though she was not feeling well, she insisted on going. When Linda got sick she was worried about what would happen to her dog, Sadie. She is thankful that Carol and Fred Ness took her in and are still her foster parents today.

Survivors: Son - Pablo
Granddaughter - Kaitlyn
Brother - Bob McDermott of Omaha
Sister-in-law - Susie McDermott of Omaha
Nieces - Brenna (Shad) Clarke
Melissa McDermott
Nephews - Seth(Emily) McDermott
Jason (Nicole) McDermott
Special friend - Jan Yanke of Fremont

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim McDermott and sister-in-law Lorna McDermott.

The funeral will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday November 16, 2021 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8pm. Family will be present from 5-7pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Monday, November 15, 2021
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Monday, November 15, 2021
Family Present from 5pm to 7pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Funeral Service
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Ludvigsen Mortuary
1249 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Cemetery
800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Kevin and Lisa Williams
    We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing, she was such a kind person and always so welcoming. Prayers and love to all, sorry we were not able to be there. May she rest in peace.
  2. Susan Compton
    Will miss Linda's smile and her cheerful greetings whenever we talked. Rest in Peace dear Linda. Love you.
  3. Tonya Gordon
    I’m so sorry for your loss Linda touched many hearts she loved my kids like they were her grandchildren my youngest son she babysat from 2 days old till he went to school he was her favorite and she has sent them cards every year after we moved keep in touch asking how’s her grand kids was she was planning to make a trip to Caralina this summer to spend time with them she is very proud of gabby and everything she has done she got to see aden last month when he went to Fremont and he made her day Linda u are very loved and will always be in our hearts
  4. Linda Kauffman
    Deepest Sympathy to Linda's family and friends. She was a classmate; and friend to many of us.

    I hope you are able to "CELEBRATE" her life as I'm sure she would want you to be happy she is now healthy and no longer in pain.
  5. Lucy Klocke
    My condolences to the family of Linda. I worked with Linda at the hospital. Linda was a good person with always a smile even when she was hurting. Rest in Peace, Linda!!
  6. Kim Juranek
    I was so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She and I bowled together on Friday nights after I had Pablo in my classroom as a third grader. My husband, Gary, took Pablo to an All Star Wrestling match in Omaha and Linda and I enjoyed dinner together. Later, our daughter, Brittney, was a flower girl for Pablo's wedding. While at the Fremont Hospital she watched over my grandparents, Lad and Nellie Swanda. She always had a smile on her face no matter what was going on in her life. She is now reunited with her mom, dad, and brother, Jim. Family was always so important to her. Rest in Peace, Linda!

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