Wendell Eugene Beach

Prescott, Michigan
January 18, 1934 - April 4, 2021


The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 12 Noon on Thursday until the time of service.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 101 E. Harrison, Prescott, Michigan 48756


2:00 PM Thursday, April 8, 2021

Obituary Notice

Wendell Eugene Beach, age 87 of Prescott, passed away April 4, 2021.

He is survived by his loving children, Linda (Gary) Palmer of Hale, Nelson Beach of Prescott and Susan (Marty) Colvin of Prescott. Grandchildren, Jason Palmer, Lisa (Joe) Gitting, Nathan (Kimmie) Beach, Brandon (Jenny) Beach, Matthew (Kendra) Colvin, Michael Colvin, Christopher Weishuhn, Jessica Weishuhn and Nicole Weishuhn. Great-Grandchildren, Levi Beach, Annabella D’Arcy, Zander D’Arcy, Cece Colvin, Wyatt Weishuhn, Aaliyah Anderson, Braylee Anderson, Anthony Anderson, Candice Anderson and Allen Anderson. Sister; Hildred (James) Dobson, brother; Aaron Beach and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Wendell Eugene Beach was born on January 18, 1934 in Prescott, Michigan to the late Orville David and Pearl Nancy (Streeter) Beach. He attended the old Palmer Country School on Beach Road before graduating from Hale High School where he met his future wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Crane. After getting married in June of 1955, Mary Lou moved onto the family farm where Wendell had been born and raised and soon started their own family. Wendell worked and provided for his family by working construction, masonry, logging, maintenance and farming. Mary Lou and Wendell loved kicking up their heels at the township hall on Saturday nights and attending the fiddler’s jamboree whenever they played in the area. Although he began working for the West Branch Area School System, he retired from Whittemore-Prescott High School where he helped take care of the boilers, grounds and facility maintenance. He continued to help his son on the farm and enjoyed his workhorses, which he used for farming, parades and rides. He loved farming, hunting, camping, fishing and going for drives to see the sights and changes of the towns and country sides. He adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Pearl. Wife, Mary Lou (Crane). Son, Allen Scott Beach. Brothers, Theo and George Beach. Sisters, Orvetta Dodds, Leotta Hilts, Lorna Middleton and Genice Osborne.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Buresh Funeral Home (101 Harrison Street, Prescott, Michigan 48756) with Pastor Kevin Switzer officiating. Mr. Beach will be cremated concluding his service and will be buried at a later date in Logan Township Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 12 Noon on Thursday until the time of service.

Guests are respectively asked to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing while in the funeral home.


Logan Township Cemetery


Sad to hear this ! RIP Wendell
— Monica Bergeron
I am very saddened to hear this! Wendell was a wonderful person. My dad worked with him at W-P as a janitor and they were friends for life after that. We used to buy beef from him and citrus fruit from his grandkids for fundraisers. Wendell always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family Sue. Love and God Bless, Elaine & Shelly Schwenkler
— Shelly Schwenkler
Susan: I’m so very sorry to hear about your Dad. I first met him while I was teaching at Whittemore-Prescott High School. While working, he was always happy and helpful to all. I hope your wonderful memories of him help ease the pain of your loss.
— Jill Dorcey
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We were saddened to hear of Wendell. Linda your Mom and Dad never missed a dance at the old Logan Hall and you were there also and you would dance to the music. You were like 3 years old or older. Your Mom dressed you in the prettiest dresses for the dances. Really enjoyed your parents and watching you grow up. Hold all your precious memories and pictures to help ease your sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and the days ahead. God Bless!
— Ralph and Janet Hall

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