In Memoriam ~ James (Jim) McDermott

James (Jim) McDermott

Father of Sherry Krebsbach and grandfather of Tate Kayser ’15 and Natalie Kayser ’25

James (Jim) Bernard McDermott, 80, Newton, IA died August 22nd in Des Moines after a brief illness.

Jim was born September 11, 1939 in Anthon, IA. He moved to Sioux City, IA in 1954 and graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1958.

He married Marilyn Joyce Erickson November 19, 1960 at St. Boniface Church in Sioux City; she preceded him in death as did his parents Bernard and Frances and his brother Lawrence.

He is survived by his sister Joanne Wickham, his son Daniel (Sarah) of Plymouth, MN, daughter Amy (Craig) of Clive, IA and daughter Sherry (Jason) of St. Cloud, MN and grandchildren Benjamin, Kathryn, Tate, Courtney, Natalie, Evelyn and Hadley.

Jim worked in financial services and purchasing and spent time living in Minnesota, Montana and until recently lived for many years in Sioux City. He enjoyed cars and hunting, and organized many family reunions and gatherings for his Heelan classmates. He kept track of special events and dates for his family and sent frequent reminders to us all.

A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family at Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. We look forward to a larger gathering and celebration of Jim’s life when such events are more feasible.