Liam McDermott

March 14th, 1999 ~ September 2nd, 2022

Liam Michael McDermott; born March 14, 1999, lost his battle with cancer on September 2, 2022; Met at the Gates of Heaven by his grandmother, Linda Kroon; survived by his daughter, Kinsley; his mother Victoria, father Nicholas, brother Glenn, sister Brianne, and sister Katie; his grandfathers Thomas Kroon and Patrick McDermott; his paternal grandmother Susan Knight; his aunts Kris Swinford (Jamie), Misty Olney (Steve), Sarah Snyder, Mary McDermott, Brigid McDermott, and Anna McDermott; his uncles Andrew Kroon (Brandy), Matt McDermott, Greg McDermott (Stephanie), Mark McDermott (Liz), Andrew McDermott, Thomas McDermott, Sean McDermott, Tim McDermott, Marty McDermott; and his cousins Kaylee, Savannah, Alexis, Logan, Leighton, Julian, Evelyn, Loralei, Maggie, Dillon, Ronan, Emma, and Levi.

He graduated Bellevue East High School in 2017, and proudly served in the Army National Guard, graduating from boot camp in July of 2021. Liam was “that guy”. Always quick to assist, whether it was with a joke, a prank, or if your car was stuck on the side of the road. He always put family first, having had to be told to stay put to honor his grandmother’s wishes when he wanted to come home for her funeral. He had a strength we can only hope for. In the face of his diagnoses, he was always positive, reassuring concerned parents, grandparents, and family and he never gave up hope, never gave up fighting, even to the very end.

Liam was adamant that he did not want a funeral. He requested a celebration, like the big celebrations the family always did for every occasion, full of happy memories, and bad jokes. He really never was the guy for flowers, and has requested instead donations be made towards his daughter’s education.

Liam’s remains will be interred in the Omaha National Cemetery.

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Cards can be sent to Roeder Mortuary for the care of the McDermott family.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000