Robert Neal McDermott was born Sept. 13, 1936, in Adair County, Iowa, the fourth child of eight to Clayton C. and Pauline A. (Welsch) McDermott. He passed away on Friday, June 10, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fontanelle, at the age of 85.
Bob attended country school in Adair County and graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1954. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield. Bob enjoyed bowling, golfing, going to horse races and keeping track of local sport teams.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois (Art) Weatherby and Kathryn (Russ) Meyer; brothers, Tom (Norine) McDermott, Jack (Marlene) McDermott and Terry McDermott; nephews, Clay Wichhart and Brian Weatherby and niece, Debbie Young.
He is survived by his sister, Mary (Dan) Wichhart of Creston; brother, Douglas (Janet) McDermott of Jefferson; sister-in-law, Margene McDermott of Omaha, Nebraska; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Father Phillip Bempong will officiate the service. The family will greet friends at St. John’s Catholic Church one hour prior to the Thursday services.
Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com. The Lamb Funeral Home of Greenfield is in charge of professional arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church, 303 N.E. Elm Street, Greenfield, Iowa, 50849.