Kalona- Nelson Earl Beachy was born August 26, 1951 to Jonas and Magdalena (Hershberger) Beachy. On November 15, 1975 he was united in marriage to Kathy Yoder. Nelson accepted Christ as his savior in his youth. He was ordained minister in 1991, bishop in 1994 and he was a faithful member of the Haven Conservative Mennonite Church until his death.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, eight children: Janice (Dale) Gerber, Mio, MI., Kenneth (Hannah) Beachy, Canton, PA., Michael Beachy, Kalona, Stanley Beachy, Kalona, Janelle (Darrell) Zehr, Listowel, ON, Dorcas (Titus) Near, Brodhead, WI., Judy Beachy, Kenbridge, VA., Mark Beachy, Goodhue, MN., and 18 grandchildren. He is also survived by five brothers: David, John, Morris, Norman, and Myron, and four sisters: Rhoda Miller, Esther Miller, Marilyn Miller, and Gloria Steiner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a stillborn son Lynn, and a sister Rachel Miller
Funeral Services will held 10:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Fairview Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Fairview Mennonite Church.
Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Nelson and his family.