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Merrill Kelly Neadeau


December 3, 2020

Merrill Kelly Neadeau

October 17, 1968 - December 2, 2020

Merrill Kelly Neadeau, 52, of Redby, MN passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji, MN, surrounded by his family.

Services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake, MN. A wake will begin at 3:00pm, Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Little Rock Community Center and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

He survived by his wife Laureen Neadeau of 40 years his mother Irma Beaulieu, Brother: David Neadeau, Sisters: Concha Isham, Carmen (Charlie) Isham, Carla (Will) Ramirez.

Merrill at the age of 10 years old moved to the Red Lake area where he spent his life growing up. He met his loving wife in 1980 and were married in 1994, they adored each other and were glued to each other's hip if Merrill was there Laureen was close by. Merrill and his wife raised three children Lenelle "Nellie" Sumner, Todd and Steven Bedeau. Special bond: Robert Kingbird Jr.

He worked at Seven Clans Casino, Red Lake Police Department, and worked for the Red Lake DNR. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed the outdoors and would get out every chance he had, he was a loving and caring person and would help others as much as he could.

Merrill is preceded in death by his Grandfather Henry Neadeau, and Grandmother Edith Kelly Neadeau, Stepfather Duane "Dew" Beaulieu, his Father in-law Lawrence Bedeau, Karen, Brian and Steven Bedeau, Special uncle Manny Morgan and numerous uncles, aunts and relatives.

Pall bearers: Tyrone Isham, Courtney Barrett Jr, Jeff Jourdain, Gerald Jourdain, Delwyn English, Kit Morgan, Keith Neadeau Sr (Alternates) Keith Neadeau Jr, Brandon Neadeau

Honorary Pall bearers' Nephew and Nieces: Decarlo Jara, Jalen and Emery Skinaway Jr, Marcus Isham, Jarvis King, Louis and Dreanna Manypenny, Donaya Staples, Hollie and Randie Neadeau, Felicia Barron, Spencer and Jarrid Neadeau. Lenette Sumner, Dylan Bedeau, Andrea Jourdain, Brian Jourdain Jr, Averi White



Thursday, December 03, 2020


Little Rock Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

The wake will continue until the time of the service on Saturday.


Saturday, December 05, 2020


Little Rock Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

Final Resting Place

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Highway 1, Box 189

Red Lake, MN 56671


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