Kenneth J. Beauchamp, age 89, of Escanaba passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Ken was born October 13, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Lawrence and Esther (Egle) Beauchamp. He was united in marriage to Louise Chouinard on February 14, 1953. He was a member of the Holy family Catholic Church in Flat Rock, Holy Name Society and the Holy Family poker club. He retired from the Harnischfeger Corporation in 1985 and spent many winters in Florida. He also enjoyed hunting, camping, playing cards, square dancing, watching sports on TV and volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul.
Ken is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Dennis (Jan) Beauchamp of Ford River, James (Pam) Beauchamp of Escanaba, Judith (Dennis) Mutz of LeRoy, MI, Theresa (Archie) Malechek of Denmark, WI, Patrick (Addie) Beauchamp of Goetzville, MI and Geraldine Thayer of Battle Creek, MI; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, adopted grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; siblings, Carl (Sharon) Beauchamp of Grand Rapids, MI and Frank (Kathy) Beauchamp of Bark River and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Marlene (Keith) Smiltneek and brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Beauchamp, Raymond (Sally) Beauchamp and Norbert (Sally) Beauchamp.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 24 at 1:00 PM at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Fr. Sebastian Chacko officiating. Ken will be laid to rest in the Escanaba Township Cemetery.
The Beauchamp family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.