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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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