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“my Prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Donald may the good Lord grant you peace. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Duane & Joan Hodge - MN

“I'm saddened to learn of Don's passing and am praying for Linda and family. If my memory serves me correctly, Don sat behind me in speech class...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Risser - Fort Wayne, IN

“Linda; Germaine and I would like to pass on our thoughts and prays to you and the family. Don was a good friend. He was the guy in our class that...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Charles Baker - Stewrtville, MN

“Linda and Beach Family, Gene Thompson called me last evening with the sad news of Don's passing. Don was the guy we all looked up to at Stewartville...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Leo Ringey - Fargo, ND - Friend

“To the Family of Don Beach: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Don. We knew each other through our roles as principals in both the...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Lindenfelser - Elk River, MN

“I was shocked to hear of Don's passing. It has taken me some time to respond since my sister told me. Don was my best friend in high school. Evem...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Gene Thompson - Rugby, ND

“Saddened to learn of Don's passing. I enjoyed working with him while I was the Executive Director for MESPA. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Elmer Koch

“Linda, So very sorry for your loss! I only just learned of his passing away, but knew he had been through much with his cancer. I have good...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Frie - La Crescent, MN

“My Deepest Sympathies to the Beach Family. I have such fond memories of Coach Beach and his family from Hinckley Minnesota. I remember babysitting...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Lori Danger - Jacksonville, FL

“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Both Donny and you have so many beautiful memories in my heart. Bobby Fisher texted me to let me know. You are...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Dubbels - Fresno, CA

“Linda, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Don's death. Nancy called and shared the news. I have the fondest memories of him from throughout...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Karen (Janssen) Egan - Kohler, WI

“My condolences to the whole Beach family. Don's legacy will live on in his wonderful children, grand-children and all others he touched. -Jeff ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff Hancock - Cannes

“Linda and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you with the loss of Donald. Bob F. called me today and told me the sad news. We are also in...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Brad Larson - Eau Claire, WI

“Linda...Don and I send our sympathy to you and your family...our hearts go out to you! We're thankful that we were able to get together for our...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy (Glover) Hansen - Mesa, AZ

“I remember when he was principle he would give out pencils when it was your birthday. I remember getting a gold pencil ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: jesse fuchs - new boston, TX

“My heart goes out to you all, I have enjoyed the times Don would come to our office and just chat. My all your friends bring you comfort during these...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Carey weber - Blue earth, MN

“Linda, I am so sorry to hear the news about Don. I will never forget all the memories created by growing up, going to school and playing sports with...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Fisher - Rochester, MN

“My condolences to Linda and all of Don's family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: cal nicklay - osage, IA

“Wonderful, loving Beach family. I will always remember Don as one of the most interesting patients I have met. His love of life and family was so...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Felicia O'Neill

“Linda and family, there are no words that can change what your family is going through. I can only pray you will all find the peace that Don is...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Patty Hague

“Dear Linda & family, Our hearts go out to you today after hearing that Don had lost his battle with Cancer. May knowing that he has won the...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Karen & Lloyd Koestler - MN

Donald "Don" Joseph Beach, age 64, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at United Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Visitation time will be from 5:00 7:00pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, and one hour before at the church. Web tributes may be left at He was born February 7, 1949, at Rochester, MN, the son of Robert & Alice (Tubs) Beach. He graduated from Stewartville High School. On July 31, 1971 in Stewartville, MN he married Linda L. Staab. In 1976 he received his Masters from Augsburg College and a Specialist Degree from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 1979. Don worked as a coach, teacher, and principal for 3 different school districts, Hinkley, Ostander, and Blue Earth. He loved coaching football, basketball, baseball, traveling extensively from France, Italy, Germany, Scotland, England, all but four states spending the winters in Florida. Don traveled to all but one Major League Baseball Diamond, to watch his beloved Twins. He is survived by his spouse, Linda Beach of Blue Earth, his daughter, Robyn Beach Olson of Blue Earth, his daughter, Rebeeca Beach of Chicago, his daughter, Leah Beach of Chicago, his son, Thompson Beach of St. Paul, his sister, Mary Bittner of Fall Creek, WI, his brother, Robert Beach of New Albany, OH, his brother, George Beach of Stewartville, his grandson, Jacob Olson of Blue Earth, his granddaughter, Lily Olson of Blue Earth. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Alice.