Richard "Rick" Earl O'Beshaw

November 25, 1936 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 81)

Richard “Rick” O’Beshaw, age 81, went to be with his Lord, Friday, July 20, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia O’Beshaw.  Rick will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Fern O’Beshaw (Zylma – Callihan).  He is also survived by his brother-in-law, John and Janis Zylma; his niece, Sarah Heer; and his nephew, Johnathan Zylma, all of whom live in Benton, Arkansas. 

Rick was an electro-plating chemist.  He was Past President of American Electro-Platers Society, Past Commandant of Michigan Company of Military Historians and Collectors; a member of Tin Lizzy Travelers Chapter of the Ford Model T Club International, Allegan County Historical Society, Indian Mounds Rock and Mineral Club and Michigan Soldiers Aid Society (civilian civil war re-enactors). 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM Thursday, July 26, at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 312 North Main Street in Wayland.  Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, July 27, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4125 18th St. in Dorr, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 1 PM.  Pastor David Rockhoff will officiate. 

In honor of Rick, contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at 

Donations may be made to:

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
4125 18th St., Dorr MI 49323
Tel: 1-616-681-2561

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