Linda M. Beam

Linda M. Beam age 71 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk, Nebraska with Pastor Matt Gilmore and Pastor Doug Shelton officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Scott Nordby, Kevin Nordby, Derek Nordby, Grant Nordby, Jeb Nordby, Nick Greiner, Ed Nordby, Brandon Thimm.

Linda Marie Beam was born on July 24, 1950 in Sioux City, IA to Darrell and Velma (Heitman) Nordby. She grew up on the farm in Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School. She then moved to Omaha to attend business school and graduated with her Associates Degree. Linda worked as grain inspector for Cargill in Omaha. While living there, she met Thomas Beam. Linda and Tom were married on February 19, 1972 in Coleridge, NE. After their marriage, they were relocated to Alabama due to Tom’s involvement with the United States Air Force. In the late 1970’s, Linda and Tom moved back to Coleridge. Together, they did custom combining. Linda also worked at the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office in Hartington as a dispatcher. She eventually went back to school at Wayne State College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, graduating in December of 1995. Linda was then employed by the Parkview Haven Nursing Home as a social worker. She also worked for CASA and Home Instead and was named Caregiver of the Year in 2012. Linda retired in 2013.

Linda loved fishing, gardening, and tending to her flowers. She especially enjoyed spending her mornings feeding orioles and hummingbirds on her deck. She was also very good at the High School Football Picks in the newspaper. Linda was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as president of the Cedar County Auxiliary for the past 3 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayne, NE and often attended the Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk, NE.

Linda is survived by her life partner, Lowell Brown; son, Troy (Hope) Beam and their son Benjamin of Norfolk, NE; step-daughter, Kelly (Dan) Ferguson of Omaha, NE and their children Tiffany Ferguson, Jessica (Brandon) Thimm; step-daughter, Sherrie Schinker of Beatrice, NE and her children McKenzi Coon, Mikala (Brian) Denton; brothers, Neal (Sue) Nordby of LaVista, NE, Glen (Darlene) Nordby of Madison, NE; Steve (Marti) Nordby of Coleridge, NE, sister, Jan (Bill) Elliott of Papillion, NE; and sister-in-law, Kathy Nordby of Norfolk, NE.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Beam; parents, Darrell and Velma (Heitman) Nordby; brothers, Brian and Bruce Nordby; and many aunts and uncles.

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12 response to "Linda M. Beam"

  1. By: Vicky Roberts Posted: November 15, 2021

    My sincere sympathy for your loss.

  2. By: Gwen Hines Seba Posted: November 15, 2021

    My sincere sympathy for Linda’s family and friends. My prayers for God’s healing comfort and peace. She will be missed.
    Love Gwen

  3. By: Linda and Daryle Milbrath Posted: November 15, 2021

    Our sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you.

  4. By: Marjorie Thompson Posted: November 15, 2021

    I am so saddened to hear this. Linda was a great caring gal. I will miss her and visiting with her alot. -Marge

  5. By: Marjorie Thompson Posted: November 15, 2021

    I am sincerely saddened to hear this, Linda was a dear friend to me. She was always pleasant ya know. She was a very caring woman. Now a beautiful angel. Prayers, Hugs and my sympathies to you Lowell and Linda’s family.

  6. By: Leslie W Hines Posted: November 16, 2021

    Linda was one of the great Darryl E. Nordby family. She, as they all were brought up to be honest forthright hard working, very caring and great strength of character. She had a welcome presence wherever she went.

  7. By: Hazel Beckerbauer Posted: November 16, 2021

    My sincere sympathy to your lost.

  8. By: Diane Pick Posted: November 16, 2021

    Sorry to hear about Lindas passing. I enjoyed working with her back when she worked for Head Start. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  9. By: Kaye Ebberson Mattson Posted: November 16, 2021

    I’ve known Linda since grade school. She always had a cheerful attitude and was a friend to everyone. She will be missed.

  10. By: Jod Benson Posted: November 17, 2021

    oh my, what a great loss, Linda was a Special Lady. Her smile, her laugh and her presence will be missed around the community. Prayers and Hugs to the family!!!

  11. By: Val Posted: November 17, 2021

    My deepest sympathy to you all

  12. By: Lee Ann Lich Posted: November 18, 2021

    I meet Linda in 2011 on my first trip to Coleridge. She always made me feel welcomed, with that big smile of hers. She loved
    the Lord and was ready to share him and his love to all. The world would be a better place if more people were like Linda.
    We will miss her coming in to Deano’s for her frozen pop or ice cream and visiting. Covering you all in prayers of
    heartfelt peace.

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