Samuel John “Sam” Beach, age 73, of Kaukauna, died on April 5, 2022 at the Central Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King. Sam was born on November 4, 1948 to Tom and Joan (Verbockel) Beach. He was a graduate of Kaukauna High School. In high school he loved wrestling and even went to the state championship. He was known as “Sam the Rubber Man” because of his ability to wriggle out of any hold. He also attended Fox Valley Tech where he studied Industrial Mechanics. He was employed with Thimany Paper in Kaukauna. After high school he served his country honorably as a member of the US Army. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing and watching western movies.
He is survived his children, Anne Carey of Kaukauna and Glen (Judy) Beach of Kaukauna, grandchildren Austin Aull, Kaylin Carey and Owen Carey, and Cole Beach, Haley Beach, Zack Beach, Zoe Beach, Clayton Opsteen, Mackenzi Opsteen, his mother Joan Beach, siblings Bruce (Catherine) Beach, Mark (Judy) Beach, Joseph (Kathy) Beach, Andrew (Lori) Beach and Patrick (Tracy) Beach, Susan (Ron) Kirschner, Elizabeth (Scott) Schutte as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Tom, brothers, Daniel, Bryan and Robert Beach, sister Louise, sister-in-law Kristin (Mrs. Bruce) Beach.
There will be a gathering in celebration of Sam’s Life on Friday April 15, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Fargo Funeral Home in Kaukauna. There will be full military honors at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Neenah.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Central Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King, especially Jody for the care given to Sam.
In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.