Ivan R. Beachy, age 71, of Free Union, Virginia, died at home on Saturday, May 7, 2022, following a lengthy cancer journey.
Ivan was born February 27, 1951, in Dover, Ohio, to Roman and Ada (Mullet) Beachy.
Ivan will be lovingly remembered by Elsie Mae Kauffman, his wife of 49 years, sons Darrel (Joanna Mast), Dwayne (Kristina Petersheim), David (Michelle Hershberger), Durlin (Emily Schlabach), Darius (Rosalia Quevedo), and 19 grandchildren; Siblings David, James, Merle, Stephen, Gabriel, and Tryphena. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Ada Beachy.
Ivan’s life was marked by sacrifice, his love of service, and his passion for building the kingdom of God.
Galatians 6:14 guided his life from an early age. His pursuit of Jesus included two years of 1W service at Faith Mission Home, eight years of teaching and pastoral duties in Belize, C.A., twenty years of administrative work at Faith Mission Home and twenty years of serving on the Amish Mennonite Aid board. He was ordained in 1980 and served in ministry for forty years at Faith Mission Fellowship. Ivan retired from ministry September 2020.
Ivan counted it a special privilege to work with his sons as office manager at GME for the final seven years of his life. His family will always treasure the memories of days spent working together the past several months.
Though his health was failing, he never lost his zeal for service and could often be heard reflecting, “The hardest part of this journey is not being able to serve.” His family rejoices that he is finally in the presence of the Saviour He loved so dearly.
The Family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Faith Mission Fellowship Church 3510 Mission Home Lane, Free Union VA 22940.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am Wednesday May 11th at Faith Mission Home Park 7973 Mission Home Road, Free Union VA 22940. Interment to follow at Mission Home Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.