John ‘Jack’ Beach

GLADSTONE — John “Jack” Beach, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba.

Jack was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Gladstone, the son of William and Laura (Johnson) Beach. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1955. While at high school, Jack lettered in both varsity football and basketball. Following graduation, Jack began his career with Mead Paper, retiring as a superintendent after 40 years with the company. He was united in marriage to Joyce Eugate on Aug. 24, 1967. Jack was an avid golfer and spent his retirement as a member of the Irish Oaks Golf Course. Jack’s greatest joy was being with all of his family and friends.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Joyce of 49 years; his son, Jeffrey Beach of Fond du Lac, Wis.; his daughters, Terry (Ron) Pfeiffer of Horicon, Wis., Jennifer (David) Adamini of Gladstone and Jackie (Mark Hall) Beach of Escanaba; his grandchildren, Vicki Schwantes, Dan (Karissa) Schwantes, Madison Adamini and Allison Adamini; great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Kiley, Brooklyn and Levi Jack; his brother, William (Judie) Beach of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Sue Beach; his parents, his brother, Larry Beach; and brother-in-law, John Eugate.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Paul Strom officiating. Please join the family at the Irish Oaks Community Center at 4 p.m. for a light supper to celebrate Jack’s life. Jack will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

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