Delores Ann McDermott, 83, Clear Lake, died March 10, 2021 while battling lymphoma in Dover, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 15 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Burial was at the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Delores was born March 4, 1938 in Hampton to Frederick Plagge and Sena (Devries). She married the love of her life, Vincent McDermott of Kingsley, on June 20, 1959 at St. Francis Xavier in Belmond.
Delores loved to visit with people and always had a big smile for everyone. She loved to dote on her family by cooking up a spread of food. She enjoyed making German Sweet Chocolate Cake from scratch, pumpkin and cherry pies, and whipping something up at a moment’s notice. She loved reading cookbooks, cheering on the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She and Vince were championship bowlers in their younger years. They enjoyed traveling to and fro, checking up “on those kids,” and visiting with their Thornton Coffee Club whenever they could.
Delores attended Franklin Consolidated and graduated from high school in 1956. She was the middle-school secretary at CAL when her children were young. She owned a beauty salon in her home, and eventually operated Dee’s Hair Hut in Alexander. Her family was most proud of her graduation from Hamilton Business College in 1986 with a 4.0 GPA and perfect attendance. She went on to work at the North Iowa Eye Clinic in Mason City. She volunteered many hours playing the organ for services at St. Francis Xavier in Belmond. She was a current member of St. Patrick’s in Clear Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vince on Sept. 10, 2019. It is comforting for her family to know they are once again together.
Delores is survived by her sons John (Sue) McDermott of Dover and Mark (Shelene) McDermott of Panora; grandchildren Joshua Mark, Jacob Matthew (Kayla), Madison Ann and Ali Marie; great-grandchildren Ronan John and Ellis Jane; and her brother Marvin (Lavonne) Plagge of Latimer.