Friday, January 24th, 1947 - Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Steven Alan ‘Whitey’ Beauchaine, Sr., 72, of Ann Street, Negaunee, died at his home early Thursday morning, March 28, 2019 in the care of his loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice.

Whitey was born January 24, 1947 in Ishpeming to Alfred and Lempi (Alongo) Beauchaine, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1965 and was a lifelong area resident. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War from 1965-69. Following his service to his country, Whitey worked for CCI for over 31 years, retiring in 2003 from the Empire Mine as a Pump Repairman. His personality and love of a good argument made him an excellent Grievance Steward for the Union.

Steve was a lifetime member of V.A. Romo Post #3165, Negaunee VFW. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cribbage and pitching horseshoes in the local leagues, birdwatching, Sunday coffee, and an occasional trip to the casino. Whitey was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and never missed an episode of ‘Survivor.’ More than anything, Whitey took care of those closest to him. He took great pride in caring for his loved ones, especially his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Surviving are his son, Steven Beauchaine, Jr. of Rhinelander, WI; daughter, Kim (Gordy) LaMere of Skandia; grandchildren: Bryce, Brooke, Kelsey, Beau and Molly; his brother, Tom (Shirley) Beauchaine of Perch Lake; four sisters: Geraldine (Bud) Bair of Napa, CA; Patricia LaFreniere of Negaunee; Kay Beauchaine of Norway and Susan (Ron) Erickson of Diorite; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special family who helped care for him: Stacie Beauchaine, Nichole (Ruben) Asgaard, Tammie Leece; Duane Beauchaine, Jr, granddaughter, Molly and grandson, Beau.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 39 years, Sharon (McEachern) Beauchaine, in 2009; an infant daughter, Michelle; two brothers, Duane (Trina) Beauchaine, Sr. and Bruce ‘Bruno’ Beauchaine; two sisters: Nancy Besola and Marsha McClary; and a brother-in-law, Rudolph ‘Rudy’ LaFreniere.

Honoring Steven’s wishes, no public services will be held. Interment will take place in the Negaunee Cemetery.

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Terry,Lori Koski & Family

Posted at 02:29am
R.I.P. Uncle Whitey, I just found out of your passing and I’m In shock. You were a great man that always made me laugh. Going to miss you🙏🏻🙏🏻


Posted at 11:06am
My condolences to Whitey's family. Even though I have not seen him in over 50 years, I always considered him a friend during our high school years. RIP

Julia Hemmila

Posted at 09:49pm
Growing up on Ann Street, Whitey would often come over to our house to drink coffee with my folks & shoot the bull. As a youngster, he would let me curl his hair. My heart goes out to his family. He will surely be missed.

Mike Prusi

Posted at 09:15pm
I grew up with Whitey on Ann St. Sandi and I would run into him in Oldtown while we walking our dogs. We negotiated our contract through the strike of ‘93 together. He was a helluva union man and he will be missed. Our sympathies to his loved ones.

Jim Maki

Posted at 08:54pm
Please accept my condolences. May many a great memories of Whitey help you find peace. RIP


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