Linda Jean Niedermeier
February 8, 1946 – May 14, 2020
Linda Niedermeier (74) died on May 14th, 2020, in Charlotte, NC. She was born on February 8th, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Harold and Edna Hayward.
Linda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Robin Niedermeier (grandchildren Kaitlin and Aidan Schmitt) of Matthews, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Dan Weckerle (grandchildren Jake and Madden Weckerle) of Charlotte, NC and sisters Judy Copeland of Tampa, FL and Susan Larsen of Sanford, NC.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas P. Niedermeier of Charlotte, NC and parents Harold and Edna Hayward.
Linda grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Evanston, IL where she graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1964. She then attended The University of Evansville where she met and married Tom in August of 1967. She supported Tom throughout dental school in Chicago, then the Air Force while stationed in Wichita Falls, Texas where they had Tim and Deanna. They eventually moved to Macomb, IL where the family resided for over 20 years. Linda was a stay at home mom while Tom was a dentist.
When the kids were in high school, she received her real estate license and when the kids were in college, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University. Tom and Linda moved to Charlotte, NC in 1993 and Linda became a full time office manager for Tom’s dental practice. She started a dental consulting business after Tom passed and ran it until she retired.
Linda was a social butterfly. She was of strong faith and an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She was very active in children’s lives from being a Brownie leader, volunteering at school, the School Board, Loaves and Fishes and bible school. She relentlessly attended her children and grandchildren’s every sporting event, choir concert, play performance and church activity. She was incredibly active in Women’s Club, Kiwanis Club and most recently the president of the Charlotte Newcomer’s Club.
She loved cooking and was known for her appetizers and deviled eggs at every event. She enjoyed playing cards with her very special neighbors. She loved to travel with Tom all over the United States and other countries with her favorite place being Aruba.
Her favorite thing in life was to celebrate the love for her children and very special grandchildren. She talked about them to everyone she met and it brightened her day to be able to share in their lives.
Her family and friends will always remember her as a kind and loving woman, who treated everyone like family, and would give the shirt off her back to them. She was especially known for her humor, spunkiness, strong will and wit.
A small family funeral is scheduled for May 23rd, 2020, at 11:00 am, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Columbarium, in Charlotte with Pastor Tim McKenzie officiating Due to current public gathering restrictions, this service is invite only for immediate family. A larger memorial service and celebration of life will be held a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Youth Group, 1001 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or Loaves & Fishes (www. loavesandfishes.org/donate-today).
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Linda Jean Niedermeier
May 27, 2020
Tim & Deanna, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I really enjoyed your mother's humor. She did a marvelous job when she volunteered to help me in the office at Logan School. Every Monday morning she faithfully showed up to count lunch money. We had a good time together. Then when I took several months off for maternity leave, she was willing to sub for me in the office. I didn't have to worry about any thing. I knew I could count on her. She was capable of carrying on. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
May 27, 2020
Tim and Deanna,
I was sorry to read about your Mom. But we in Macomb who had children about your ages remember how she supported the Bombers. Around 1986-87 Macomb High School was in great financial difficulty and was threatening to cut all of the activities.
Your Mom, and probably your Dad, too, spearheaded a year-long series of fundraisers to keep the high school activities. And it worked! We had a run-a-thon, rummage sale, helped businesses take inventory, etc. Tammi Wynett and Lee Greenwood came to Macomb for a program during Heritage Days. This was intended to be a fundraiser for activities but it was a bust. Well, Tammi Wynett insisted on her money but Lee Greenwood donated his fee, and he also rode in the Heritage Day Parade! I have never forgotten his generosity and am reminded of it every time I hear him sing "I'm Proud To Be an American". We were so thankful for the Neidermeier's efforts to save the school activities.
Ceal Majeres, Campus Recreation Secretary
May 25, 2020
Very sorry to learn of Linda's passing. May God embrace her soul and grant Tim and the entire Niedermeier family peace.
May 23, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Linda's lovely family. I will miss Linda very much. She was a sweet and wonderful neighbor and friend. God bless you all and give you comfort in many happy memories.
May 22, 2020
I will always be grateful to Linda , one she introduced her son to my daughter and two she always loved my grandchildren like her own
Thank you, Linda , RIP
You will be missed!
May 21, 2020
Indeed Linda was a great appetizer expert, and as part of her card club, I enjoyed every morsel she created! She and all her stories will be missed. She always had a tale to tell and we were all ears! It was a joy coming to know Linda and spending every other week with her playing Canasta! In the presence of the Lord there is peace and joy abundant!
May 21, 2020
Linda always treated my wife and I like family. She reminded me a lot of my own Mom. Linda was always welcoming and greeted us with a warm smile and good conversation. We are glad we got the chance to know her and she will be missed greatly. Her spirit lives on within her great children and amazing grandchildren. Love you Linda! The Teal Family
May 21, 2020
I did not know Linda a long time as I am new to Charlotte . She was a delightful lady and very kind and friendly to all. Her Charlotte Newcomer friends will miss her as I will. Enjoy your heavenly home ,Linda. Rest in God's peace.