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Kalona- Wilford Dean Beachy was born July 25, 1953, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Walter L. And Laurine M. (Miller) Beachy. He was baptized in his youth and was a member of the Mennonite Church where he remained faithful until his death. He attended Washington Township school and then completed American School for high school. On July 22, 1978 he was united in marriage to Alice Martin in Schaefferstown, PA. He lived in the Kalona area his whole life except for three and a half years spent in VS work at Northern Light Gospel Missions in Red Lake, Ontario. Wilford was an electrician for Miller Electric until 1998 when he started Beachy Wiring Service. He was ordained minister in 1990. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Fellowship Church. Wilford passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, February 10, 2023 at his home at the age of 69 years.
Wilford is survived by his wife of 44 years Alice (Martin) Beachy and two sons, Kevin (Jenelle) Beachy of Kalona and Delbert Beachy of Wellman. Two grandchildren Shayla and Chadwick Beachy. His mother Laurine, five sisters; Marietta (James) Yoder of Kokomo, MS, Leah Belle (Paul) Stutzman of Olathe, CO, Cynthia (John Mark) Miller of Kirksville, MO, Myrna (Nathan) Byers of Boonville, MO, Jolene Beachy of Kalona. Two brothers Daryl(Rachel) Beachy of Kalona and Richard (Rhoda) Beachy of Wellman.
He is preceded in death by his father
A funeral Service will be held 10am Wednesday February 15, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite church in rural Kalona. A Visitation will be held from 2-4 then 6-8pm Tuesday February 14, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite church in rural Kalona. Yoder Powell Funeral Home is caring for Wilford and his family.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
2:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Family present from 2-4 then 6-8
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
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