Francis Xavier Beauchamp Jr., age 82, of Flat Rock passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
Francis was born December 25, 1936 in Escanaba, the son of Francis Xavier and Irene (Delveaux) Sr. He served his country proudly by enlisting in the United States Air Force. He was united in marriage to Rose Marie Phenis on February 15, 1958 on the Geiger Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington. Francis was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock, the Church Smear League, Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He was also the owner and operator of ACME Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Ace Refrigeration and Air Conditioning until his retirement. He was an avid Detroit Lions fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Francis is survived by his wife, Rose of Flat Rock; children, Alan (Jess) Beauchamp of Escanaba and Donna (Jim) Allsworth of Gladstone; grandchildren, Brianna Beauchamp and Samantha (Adam) Williams, Natasha Casey; great grandson, Francis Xavier Beauchamp; brother, Ernest (Bev) Beauchamp of Ford River and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Isabelle Murphy, Dorothy Boden, Lawrence Beauchamp and his dog, Charlie.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 7 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 8 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Fr. Francis Dobrzenski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Francis will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.