Patricia ‘Pat’ Malcom


Patricia ‘Pat’ Harms Anderson Malcom, 76, of Fremont, died Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2 at the Fremont Presbyterian Church in Fremont.  Rev. Sara Tonje will officiate.  Burial will be Wednesday, May 3 at 9 a.m. in the Omaha National Cemetery.  Closed casket visitation will be Monday, May 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary.

Patricia ‘Pat’ Harms Anderson Malcom was born Jan. 22, 1947 to Harold Richard and Ella (Wiegand) Harms at Dodge County Memorial Hospital in Fremont.  She spent the first five years of her life on a farm near Webster.  They then moved to a farm 10 miles south of Scribner where she attended school at Dodge County District 30 through the eighth grade. She attended Scribner High School and graduated from there in 1965. She attended Midland Lutheran College majoring in Business and minoring in Physical Education. She was a member of Alpha Beta Lambda business fraternity, Phi Omega Sorority, and the Midland Women’s Choir.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Scribner. She later was baptized by immersion on Palm Sunday in 1989 at First Baptist Church in Wayne, Nebraska. She presently attends the Fremont Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the funeral committee and of Mariner’s where she was the Treasurer.

She married Tom Anderson on Aug. 5, 1967. She married Jerry Malcom on Jan. 22, 1981.

While in college she worked part time for Michael’s Jewelry and Sampter’s Clothing Store. After college she worked for three years at George A. Hormel. She later sold Stanley Home Products and Mark Kay Beauty products. She worked for her husband Jerry as an accountant from 1979 until retiring in 2011. She also worked for Harder and Ankeny CPA from 1995 until 2000 when she became the part time secretary for First Baptist Church.

She was a past member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority and Business and Professional Women. She loved to read, do crossword and jigsaw puzzles, singing in the choir, quilting, gardening, embroidery work and socializing.

Survivors include her husband Jerry; four daughters, Amy (Mike) Backstrom, Katy (Bill) Kerrey, Shelly (Dale) Ronfeldt and Cathy Nelson; sisters, Mary (Richard) Rhodes and Nancy (Dan) Witthuhn and brother and sisters-in-law Corky and Marlene Beckwith, Trudi Malcom and Larry and Trish Malcom; grandchildren, Audrey (Josh) Ho, Wade and Renee Backstrom, Kaysee Malcom, Zachary Nelson, Taylor Nelson, Adam and Ben Ronfeldt, Lindsay Colely, Scott and Michelle Kerrey; 12 great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Wilmer Malcom.