Mike was born September 9, 1961 in Pigeon to Eldon and Joanne (Caister) Beachy. In 1980 he graduated from Laker High School. He worked for several of his family’s businesses, including Beachy Poultry Farms, Pigeon Printing and Lefty’s Diner and Drive In. He used his gift for electronics by collecting, selling and operating amateur radio. He was widely known and respected as a licensed amateur radio operator under the call sign “N8ECR,” hosting a weekly discussion network which went all across the US. He was a self taught guitar player and devoted dog lover.
He is survived by his parents Eldon “Al” and Joanne Beachy of Caseville; siblings Brenda Kosenko (Michael Smukala) of Caseville, Murray (Robin) of Pigeon, Tim of Pigeon and Bethanne Beachy (Curt Rasmussen); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Jody Beachy.
Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday at the Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church with Rev. Scot Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-8 Wednesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton.
Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com
“CQ CQ N8ECR signing off.”