In Memory

Linda Hayward (Niedermeier)

Linda Hayward (Niedermeier)

From obituary:

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.

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05/29/20 04:11 PM #1    

Gale Glassner (Twersky)

Linda was a remarkable woman who I knew since high school. I am so grateful I kept in touch with her through this site as well as through Facebook. She was always caring, considerate and fun. Condolences to her family, friends and all who knew her because she touched everyone's life in such a special way.. 

06/24/20 02:54 PM #2    

Bill Gelderman

I'm really surprised. Linda and I were friends on Facebook and she regularly responded to my posts with a "Like" or a comment (mostly comments). I'm so sorry to hear of her passsing. I first met Linda in 6th grade at Lincoln and then on to Nichols and ETHS. At one point we both lived on Hinman, in the same block.

RIP Linda  


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