MUNISING, MI – Terry Lawrence Beauchaine, 71, of Munising, died on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin after a long illness.
He was born in Munising on April 2, 1951 to the late William and Audrey (Bonevelle) Beauchaine. Terry grew up in AuTrain and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in Munising in 1969. He married, Margaret “Margi” Niemi, on June 30, 1973, at the Sainte-Thérèse mission in AuTrain. Terry was hired at Kimberly Clark in 1970 and worked as a Kimlon laminator and assistant repulper operator before starting at the sewage treatment plant. It was there that Terry was appointed foreman and sewage plant operator. He retired from Neenah Paper in 2013 after 42 years of service. In her younger years, Terry played for the Archie’s Bar baseball team and coached the women’s softball team. Terry loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing, 4x4s and trying to hunt. Terry was a big kid at heart, making people smile, collecting old toys and building RC planes with his friend Pete Benzing. Terry would crush them and Pete would put them back together. He was a member of the Munising Lions Club, Moose Lodge and Sons of the American Legion where he served as a warrant officer. Terry was an active and dedicated member of the American Legion Honor Guard.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years – Margi Beauchaine of Munising; sons – Terry (Angelia) Beauchaine and Jeff (Cheri) Beauchaine both of Munising; grandchildren – Jordan (Keara), Molly (Ryan), Sydney, Selby, Maggie, Rylee and Ryder; sisters – Carolyn (James) Steinhoff, Diane (Dan) Maki, Cindy (Pete) Selander and Joyce (Jimmy) Beauchaine; brothers – William (Teresa “Trixie”), Joseph (Karen), Thomas (Barb) and Randy Beauchaine; siblings – Kathy Lakenen, JoAnn (Jim) Boyd, Carol Swanson, Lil (Pat) Savage, Lila (Bill) Lewis and Barb Niemi; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews and golden retriever – Buddy.
Terry was predeceased by his son – Daniel Raymond Beauchaine; parents – Bill and Audrey; in-laws – Elizabeth and Paavo Niemi; daughter-in-law – Nancy Beauchaine; sister – Patty (Gus) Marentette; brothers and sister-in-law – Bud Rose, Tom Lakenen, Gary Swanson, Joe Niemi, Paul Niemi and Lorraine (Lee) Madosh; and beloved dogs – Tessa “Pooch” and Boomer.
Visitation will be held at Bowerman Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pastor Jim Rodgers will conduct Terry’s funeral at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Serenity Pines Cemetery in AuTrain, where the American Legion Honor Guard will pay their respects to their devoted deceased member.
Terry’s obituary and online wall of tribute can be viewed and signed at bowermanfuneralhome.net.