Our beloved dad and grandpa was called home to his Lord on November 6, 2010. Ken was born in Lansing, Michigan on May 20, 1927, to Robert and Lottie (Skinner) Beach. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII stationed in Panama, Canal Zone. He retired from Olofsson in 1989 where he was employed as the company pilot and a tool & die design engineer. Ken also piloted for Demmer Corp. He was one of the founding members of the Quiet Birdsmen (QB), Lansing Hanger and made his last flight in command on August 15, 1977.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth M. Beach; his son, James R. Beach; and seven siblings. Surviving are: his daughters, Brenda (Bill) DeWitt, Karen (Tom) Braun; his grandchildren, Brad and Cory Beach, Dave and Lisa Braun; his stepgrandchildren, Courtney and Caine (Traci) DeWitt; and three step-great-grandchildren, Colbi, Angelena and Logan.
Ken enjoyed many years of retirement with Betty, traveling in his RV, visiting casinos, golf courses and spending time with great friends. He will be remembered most for his great sense of humor and heart-warming smile.
The family extends their sincere appreciation for the wonderful caregivers at Colonial Park AFC and McLaren Visiting Nurses & Hospice.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Monday, November 8, 2010, at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 until service time on Monday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.