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 Willis H. Beich

Willis H. Beich

Birth
Goodrich, Sheridan County, North Dakota, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 87)
Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100643263 · View Source
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Willis H. Beich, 87, of Owatonna, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Homestead Hospice House.

Willis was born August 15, 1925 in rural Goodrich, North Dakota the son of John and Hertha (Liedtke) Beich. He attended Cathay High School graduating in 1943. He went to work in a gold mine in California and then attended barber school in Fargo, ND. Willis started farming independently in 1950 near Sykeston, ND. He was united in marriage to Elaine Larson on June 16, 1968 at Church of God in Owatonna where they lived for several years before returning to Sykeston to continue farming. Willis and Elaine eventually would spend time during the years between Owatonna and Sykeston.

Willis enjoyed reading, western movies, playing guitar and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Beich of Owatonna; son, Major Jonathan (and Jennifer) Beich of Edwards AFB, CA; daughters Pamela Kirk of Grass Valley, CA; Nancy (and Larry) Hipp of Pueblo, CO; six grandchildren Esme and Elias Beich, Allison Swartzendruber, Dustin Kirk, Tracee Underwood, and Kristian Buecksler. He is also survived by four great grandchildren Jace, Brody, Paiton and Audrey and a sister Evangeline Wilcox of Grass Valley.

He was preceded in death by a son Keith Beich, his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Brian Wright officiating. Interment will be in the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Deerfield Township. Memorials are preferred to the Gideon's or Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church.

Obituary and photo from Michaelson Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100643263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis H. Beich (15 Aug 1925–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100643263, citing Norwegian Cemetery, Steele County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .