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Dr. Darrell H. Beach
September 18, 2012
CULVER â Dr. Darrell H. Beach was âPromoted to Gloryâ on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 7:05 a.m.Â Dr. Beach lived and prioritized his life in accordance with the doctrines and motto of the Salvation Army â âHeart to God, Hand to Manâ.Â Since he was saved at the age of 14 through a Boy Scout program, God was first and foremost in his life.Â He met his wife Darlene at a Salvation Army in Midland, Michigan â they married on December 26, 1959.Â He was a devoted and faithful family patriarch and created a solid foundation on which his family stands through his devotion and dedication to Christ.Â His resting place will be where he called home for 47 years â in Culver, Indiana.
He was an accomplished professor and mentor â receiving awards for his many accomplishments.Â He is well-known and forever loved by his students at the Culver Academy, who fondly remember their âAtomic Numberâ from Chemistry Class, vibrant bulletin boards and his brilliant bowties.Â
HisÂ wife Darlene Beach of Culver, Indiana survives him; his four daughters:Â Erika (Gabriel) Napierkowskik Doreen Albert (fiance Joe Tyler), Renee (Steve) Dunn, and Bonnie (Skyler) Polk, and his thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive him.Â His is also survived by his four âboysâ â his cate: Felix Onyx, Sunshine, and Alice.
Viewing will be at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver, IN from 4 â 7 PM on Friday September 21, 2012.Â The Funeral Services will be held at the Culver Academy Chapel on Saturday, September 22, 2012 with a viewing from 11:00 AM â 12:00PM with funeral services beginning at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Salvation Army, The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, or the academic scholarship of Dr. Darrell Beach at the Culver Academies.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.