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Harold Edward McDermott

June 2, 1942 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 78)


Harold E. McDermott, age 78 of Motley, MN died on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Perham Living in Perham, MN. Harold was born on June 2, 1942 in Winona, MN to Willis and Rosella (Wempner) McDermott. He grew up near Altura, MN on a farm with his three siblings. He entered the Army in 1962 where he served in Germany.

After discharge, Harold married Roberta Zieman; they later divorced. Harold worked for Madison Silo and drove truck. His journey then brought him to Camp Confidence in Brainerd, MN where he worked for 25 years. He thoroughly enjoyed serving those with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Harold would take them fishing and transport them on his Cushman. When something needed fixing, he was a great mechanic and all-around fixer.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and visiting with his friends. He was a self-made man.

Preceding Harold in death were his parents; sister Lillian McDermott and brother in law Joseph Weideman.

Surviving Harold are his daughters, Pearl McDermott, Mary Seewald and Angela Brownell; sister Rosella Weideman; brother Willis McDermott; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Burial is planned for November 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, MN.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175



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Burial of Cremains
November 4, 2020

1:00 PM
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
15550 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345

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