Dora Mae McDermond, 82

McDermondDoraWEBDora Mae McDermond, age 82 of Burtrum, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.

Dora Mae Taylor was born March 3, 1931 in West Sweden, Wisconsin to Reginold and Bessie (Young) Taylor.  She met the love of her life, James McDermond, at the Dew Drop Inn on Big Birch Lake, and married on November 27, 1947 in Grey Eagle. They lived on Mound Lake most of their lives.  Dora was dedicated to her family and also enjoyed crafting, traveling, snowmobiling, and taking walks in the woods.  She was a member of Grey Eagle United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle.

Survivors include her children,  Sharon (Richard) Beckman of Mahnomen, Christine (Robert) Gagne of Grey Eagle, and Vicki (Ronald) Hellmann of Melrose; 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Norman (Mildred) Taylor of Grey Eagle, Jerry (Rosie) Taylor of New Hope, and Betty (David) Johnson of Shoreview.

Dora was preceded in death by her husband, James McDermond; parents; granddaughter, Melissa Gettel; and brother, Roy Taylor.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.

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