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Obituary for Linda Louise Beute

Linda Louise Beute, age 72, passed away on October 5, 2020 surrounded by her family. Linda was born on July 13, 1948 in Grand Rapids to Kenneth and Lois (Sherk) Middleton. Linda worked as a secretary for J.A. White Distributing for many years, and helped support and facilitate her husband’s business. She attended the Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. In her spare time, Linda liked spending time in her garden and with her flowers, cooking, shopping and going to garage sales. She had a love for animals, especially her cats. She and her husband, Art, often enjoyed outings together. Most of all, Linda loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Linda will be dearly missed by her husband, Arthur; children, Brian (Erin) Beute, Sarah (Andrew) Van Meter; grandchildren, Julianna, Monroe, McKinley, Lucas, Amelia; brother, Mark (Judy) Middleton; brother-in-law, Dr. William Beute; sister-in-law, Nancy Snay. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bonnie Barcroft, Janet Kahn. A private service for Linda will take place. Memorial contributions to the Barry County Humane Society or the Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses Association will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Linda’s family.