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Richard Beachy

July 14, 1962 — December 25, 2023

Wellman, Iowa

Wellman-Richard Ardell Beachy was born July 14th 1962 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Walter and Laurine (Miller) Beachy. He was united in marriage to Rhoda Miller on Sept. 15, 1984 at Salem Mennonite church.

He is survived by his wife Rhoda of 39 years; 5 children, Rosey (Nate) Nisly of Wellman, IA, Rolanda (Jared) Good of Virgina, Rylan (Katrina) Beachy of Kinross, IA, Roshona of Wellman IA, Rochelle (Braden) Gingerich of Kalona, IA; 9 grandchildren (Rosey & Nate’s 4) Latasha, Ethan, Alex, & Jennica, (Rolanda & Jared’s 3) Jack, Addy, and Charli, (Rylan & Katrina’s) Zuriel, (Rochelle & Braden’s) Lincoln; his mother Laurine Beachy, Siblings: Marietta (James) Yoder of Kokomo, MS, (Alice) Beachy of Kalona, IA, Leah Belle (Paul) Stutzman of Olathe, CO, Cynthia (John Mark) Miller of Brashear, MO, Daryl (Rachel) Beachy, Kalona, IA, Myrna (Nate) Byers of Booneville, MO, and Jolene Beachy of Kalona, IA. Preceded in death by his father Walter Beachy, brother Willford Beachy of Kalona, IA, and great-nephew Tray Miller.

Growing up Richard attended Washington Township K-5th, Sharon Bethel 6-8th, and prior to online virtual school did mail-in American School 9-12th.

Richard was a Farmer at heart, a diligent Woodworker, and most of all a Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He was Resourceful & Efficient and enjoyed being outside on the farm working on various projects. In April 2023 Richard was diagnosed with MDS Cancer and was determined to fight it for Rhoda and his family. He battled it well and then during a setback in the fall of 2023 it was discovered that he also had a heart issue and though it looked hopeless, he fought on. Rhoda was a faithful caregiver while working 5 days a week. Over the summer as he got weak, and into the fall and winter, his daughter Rosey would sit with him in the mornings at home and at the hospital while Rhoda worked. He was thankful to be at home for his last several days and got to celebrate Christmas early with the family before the Lord called him to his Glory home on Christmas morning from the comfort of his couch. From the beginning of his cancer journey, He prayed that this would be used for God’s Honor and Glory and felt that God told him He would use it for restoring relationships beyond Richard’s knowledge. Richard will be missed by many.

Celebration of life service will be held 11:30 am Friday, December 29, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Kalona. Burial will in the Brethren Cemetery, rural South English. Visitation   will be Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite Church where the family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 7:00. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be sent to the family at www.powellfunerahomes.com.
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Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Mennonite Church

2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

Family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 7:00

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Fairview Mennonite Church

2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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