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Harvey Joseph Beauchamp

June 8, 1929 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 90)

Harvey Joseph Beauchamp, age 90, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his home. He was born on June 8, 1929 on the family farm in Wilson in Harris Township in Menominee County, the son of Edward and Saundry (Borden) Beauchamp. Harvey attended school in Wilson and was a 1947 graduate of Bark River High School. Following graduation, he worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on January 2, 1951. Harvey served during the Korean War in Mainz, Germany until he was honorably discharged on December 6, 1952. After returning from the service, Harvey worked as a machinist in Milwaukee and later moved back to Wilson to work on the family farm. He married the former Dorothy Barbeau on April 10, 1954 and she preceded him in death. He later married the former Grace Betters Huston on April 3, 1982 in Las Vegas, NV and she also preceded him in death on November 17, 2015. Harvey was employed at Harnischfeger Corporation for 30 years until his retirement. He was a long-time member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone, was a member of the VFW, and the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Harvey was an avid hunter – he shot a 10-point deer that ended up in the record book in Boone and Crockett. He loved the outdoors, especially going to his camp in Wilson, and working in his garden.

Harvey J. Beauchamp is survived by 4 sons, Keith (Bernadette) Beauchamp of Escanaba, Glenn (Julie) Beauchamp of Green Bay, WI, Harvey Beauchamp, Jr. of Tucson, AZ, and Jeff Beauchamp of Tucson, AZ; 3 step-children, James (Corrine) Huston of Algoma, WI, Peggy (Steven) Porath of Gladstone, and Susan Huston of Algoma, WI; 7 grandchildren, Keith Beauchamp, Jr., Heidi Beauchamp, Megan Beauchamp, Kelsey Beauchamp, Harvey Beauchamp III, Clay Beauchamp, and Cara Beauchamp; 15 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, Trisha Beauchamp, and Amy Beauchamp; many step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Beauchamp of Lubbock, TX; sister, Olive Bowman of Oklahoma City, OK; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wives, Harvey was preceded in death by his brothers, Leo Beauchamp, Ervin Beauchamp, and Clayton Beauchamp; and sisters, Joyce Asti, Elaine Johnson, and Gladys Klein.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 26 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Harvey will follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Mike LeBeau officiating. Graveside Military Honors will immediately follow the services at Gardens of Rest Cemetery. Snacks and refreshments will be served during the time of visitation. 

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