Alvin Jay Beechy
                                       March 17, 1933 -- January 22, 2015

Alvin Jay Beechy, 81, of Shipshewana, died at 5:00 am on Thursday, January
22, at his residence. He was born on March 17, 1933 in LaGrange County, to
John A. and Anna (Frey) Beechy. On December 4, 1952 in LaGrange County
he married Ida Lehman, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are a
daughter, Edna (Henry) Yoder of LaGrange; five sons, Olen (Ida Carolyn)
Beechy of Topeka, Mervin (Nola) Beechy, LaVern (Mary) Beechy, Orva
(Dorothy) Beechy and David (Wilma) Beechy all of Shipshewana; 27
grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia (Ammon) Miller of
Fredericksburg, OH, Anna Mae (Harvey) Schrock of West Union, OH; two
brothers, Daniel (Katie) Beechy of Kenton, OH, Ora (Anna) Beechy of Topeka;
two sisters-in-law, Erma Beechy of Millersburg, OH, Edna Mae Beechy of
Wautoma, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Elizabeth
Miller, Mary Ann Miller, Katie Miller, Barbara Miller and Viola Beechy, three
brothers, Joe, Aaron and John Beechy. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on
Friday January 23, and all day Saturday, January 24, at the family’s residence,
5580 W. 200 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday
January 25, also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by
Bishop Menno Petersheim and the home ministers. Burial will be in East
Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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