Linda Marcella (Merta) Beach

July 7, 1952 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 67)


On January 5, 2020, Linda M. (Merta) Beach passed away at her home in Pillager, MN. A celebration of life will be held 5-7:00PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter.

Linda is survived by her husband Keith. This past year they celebrated 50 years of marriage to each other, along with their family. Linda is also survived by 4 sons, Corey (Shannon) Beach, Craig (Gillian) Beach, Jeremy Beach, Eric (Mindy) Beach; 16 grandchildren, Brittnee, Jennifer, Allison, Samantha, Ridley, Brenna, Natalie, Warner, Jon, Aspen, David, Joe, Alex, Kendra, Ryan, and Wyatt; 9 great grandchildren; siblings Gayle Hertel of Brainerd, Joan Simonson of Lakeshore, David (Linda) Merta of Emily.

Linda retired from nursing after 28 years with the state of Minnesota and at 54 with the help of Keith went into business for herself. In December of 2006 Linda opened the doors of her pride and joy, The Animal House Pet Supply in Nisswa, MN. Over the next 13 years she grew her store into a successful and loved business by the local pet community. Linda’s customers will forever remember her for a contagious laugh and warm caring smile, as well as for the ever full candy dish on the counter.

For the past several years, Keith and Linda have lived in their retirement home, which they built together on the Crow Wing River. Linda loved her time that she spent sitting on the porch with Keith in their serene surroundings.

Some of the many things Linda enjoyed included hosting family holidays and birthdays, flower gardening, hummingbirds, and lunch/shopping/birthday dates with her granddaughters.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Alice (Evenson) Merta; in laws Ervid and Olive (Hines) Beach; brother in law, James Hertel.

Linda will be missed by many family, friends, and customers. In Keith’s eyes as well as her sons, she was the perfect picture of unconditional love and will forever be in our hearts.

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Celebration of Life
January 13, 2020

5:00 PM
Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter
7348 Excelsior Rd
Baxter, MN 56425

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