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David A. Beauchine

August 14, 1919 — August 1, 2015

David A. Beauchine, age 95, of Munising, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Munising Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 14, 1919 in Munising to Joseph and Anna (LaFave) Beauchine and was a lifelong resident. Dave attended Sacred Heart School through eighth grade and then one year at Wm. G. Mather High School. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1937 until 1939 serving at both Camp Pori and Camp AuTrain. Dave began employment at the Piqua Woodenware in February of 1939 and worked there until June of 1952. He was then hired into Kimberly-Clark Paper Mill on June 20, 1952 and retired from there on January 1, 1983 with over thirty years of service where he had progressed as a Saturator Coater Operator.

Dave was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 9, 1942 and honorably discharged on February 17, 1946. He served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater as a medic serving in England and France. He earned the EAME Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, 4 overseas service bars, 1 service stripe, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.

David married Dorothy Beauchamp on June 2, 1951 at the American Martyr Catholic Church in Kingsford, Michigan. They adored each other and lived out a love story for all to see and admire. Dave was heartbroken when Dorothy died on May 11, 2009.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #131 and a longtime member of the Veterans Honor Guard. Dave was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2804 and a life member of the Fourth Degree Assembly 0517. He was also Past Faithful Navigator. Dave was a lifelong and faithful member of Sacred Heart Church.

He was a humble man who always put his wife and family first. David volunteered work for various organizations. David just couldn't say "No" when asked.

David is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law - Michael and Laurie Beauchine and Robert Beauchine all of Munising and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy, sister Catherine Christ, and brothers Larry and Bill Beauchaine.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 at the Bowerman Funeral Home. A combined Knights of Columbus and Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. where there will be a time of sharing memories and stories. Father Chris Gardiner will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church in Munising at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery where the American Legion and Vietnam Veteran Honor Guard will conduct military honors.


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