Willard Beauchamp

Died April 8, 2013
April 8, 2013 Calumet
Willard Beauchamp, 93, a resident of Calumet passed away Monday evening April 8, 2013 at the Cypress Manor in Hancock.
He was born on January 7, 1920 in Ahmeek a son of late John & Georgiana (Belange) Beauchamp.
Willard lived in Gay until the age of 17. He then worked for General Motors for 45 years until he retired in 1981. Upon retiring, he moved back to Gay and has lived here ever since. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing and dancing.
He was married to Patricia Seargent on May 30, 1940 and she preceded him in death in 1985. On September 27, 1986 he married Emma Deiro Jerman in St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet.
Preceding him in death was a daughter Cynthia, brothers: Frank, Homer & Lewis; sisters: Clara, Leda, Delia, Mary Ann & Eva.
He is survived by:
His wife, Emma of Calumet;
3 sons- Charles (Donna) Beauchamp of Lake Orion, MI; Del (Roberta) Beauchamp of Pontiac, MI; & Mark Beauchamp of Farmington, MI
5 grandchildren: Chuckie, Aldo, Katrina, Donna and Sara
3 great grandsons
Step Children: Darrell Jerman of Eagle, CO and Julie (Jeff) Melka of Ft. Collins, CO
Son-in-Law, Roger Dukart of Gay
Private family services will be held.
The Erickson Crowley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at


Online Condolences
From: Cynthia Drake
  Ripley, MI

You and Willard were and are a blessing to all who crossed your path! You two embody love and what it means to love and cherish another. Willard was a beautiful soul and he loved you more than you can imagine. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship, I mourn for your loss of our dear Willard!
From: Sandra Ellenich
  Calumet, MI
  Dear Emma. Chuck and I want to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You are all in our prayers. GOD BLESS!! Chuck and Sandy Ellenich
From: Alan T. Piirala
  Salt Lake City, Ut.
  Dear Aunt Emma & Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We certainly will miss him and his beautiful smile. He could light up any room with his sparkling eyes. I will miss stopping by and dropping off a pasty or some goodies for his coffee break.

Now he and mom ( Lorraine Piirala) can light up
heaven together.

May God Bless you all.


Alan & Marianne Piirala
From: Jim & Carol Kumpula
  Mohawk, Michigan
  So sorry to hear of your great loss. I always enjoyed visiting with you at my mom's. Uncle Willard was quite the character. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless.
Jim & Carol ( Piirala) Kumpula
From: Joseph G. Butala
  Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Emma lot's of memories visting with you and Uncle Willard.Also our sympathy to all his family.

Joe and JoAnn