Kalona - Joseph A. Beachy was born January 23, 1927, in rural Kalona, Iowa, the son of Ananias J. and Ella Mae (Shetler) Beachy. He attended Evergreen rural school. On August 31, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mary Miller in Partridge, Kansas. They moved to the Kalona area in 1957. Joe was an entrepreneur and owned Joes Appliance Barn for 20 years along with a watch and clock repair shop for 55 years. Joe died on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Pleasantview Home in Kalona, Iowa at the age of 95 years.
Joe is survived by his wife of 72 years Mary (Miller) Beachy and eight children, Landon (Carolyn) Beachy of Kalona, Kenneth (Twila) Beachy of Kalona, Lloyd (Joyce) Beachy of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Edith (Loyal) Bacher of Westminster, South Carolina, Donald (Doris) Beachy of Denver, PA, Ellis (Mary) Beachy of Atmore, AL, Evan (Laverta) Beachy of Kalona, Marvin (Suzanne) Beachy of London, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; a sister Esther Zook of Kalona.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Mary Miller and Fannie Miller, six brothers Ray, John, Glen, Earl, Jonas and Jesse Beachy.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2022, at the Fairview Mennonite Church in Kalona. Pastor Floyd Helmuth and Marv Bender will officiate. Burial will be in the East Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/powellfuneralhomes/videos/.A memorial fund has been established for Wycliffe Bible Translators and Rosedale International. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Joseph and his family. Messages and tributes may be sent to the family at www.powellfuneralhomes.com