Linda Ann (Tapp) Merrill


Linda Ann (Tapp) Merrill died peacefully at her International Falls’ home, on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the age of 72. She was surrounded by those she loved most; her loving husband, her sons and their families.

Linda married her high school sweetheart, Ward Kimberly Merrill, on August 21, 1970 at St. Paul Park MN. Linda is survived by Ward, her husband of 50 years; son Brian James (Rachael) Merrill and grandchildren Ethan James and Adison Ann of Hines MN; and son Scott Kendall (Karen) Merrill and grandchildren Kendall Rudy, Lily Rae and Miles Joseph of Arbor Vitae WI. She is also survived by siblings Mary Sandra Herges of Forest Lake MN; James Tapp (Linda Mae) of St Paul MN; John Tapp (Linda Kay) of Greer SC; and Joseph Tapp (Cindy) of Woodbury MN; and by her brother-in-law, Todd Kendall (Selina) Merrill of Canyon Country CA; and sister-in-law Rosemary Merrill. Linda is also loved and survived by her nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A private family service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 20, with Pastor Mark Peters officiating. The private service may be viewed through Zion Lutheran’s Face Book page. A Celebration of Life and burial services are being planned for a later date.

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Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc.

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