Kenneth D. Beyschau, age 71 of Burney, CA lost his battle to cancer on February 17, 2013. He was at home and surrounded by his loving family. Kenny was born in Pequot Lakes, MN on January 6, 1942 to Herb and Agnes Beyschau. When he was 11, his family moved from Minnesota to California.
A Fall River H.S. graduate, he was drafted in 1964 into the Army, where he served for two years. During this time, he and his sweetheart, Carol Thomason, wrote to each other and were soon engaged. They married on May 8, 1965 in Reno, NV. Kenny joined the CHP Academy in October 1968 and served as a Traffic Officer and MRE Commercial Officer for five years in Indio and 24 1/2 years in Tracy, respectively.
In 1997, he retired and he and Carol moved back to Burney. He enjoyed reading, cruising with Carol and special friends Bob and Helen Lytal, hiking up Old Dump Road, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
He is survived by wife Carol, daughters Alissa (Mark) Tereba of Burney, CA, Maria (Victoria) Jimenez-Morales of Oakland, CA, LaWanda (Jeff) Gallup of Carson City, NV and Rhonda Jachalke of Lodi, CA.,Brother Jimmy (Ann) of Redding, CA and sisters Beverly (Jim) Zeid of Lincoln, CA, Joan Beyschau of Roseville, CA and Pam (Jovo) Terzich of Rocklin, CA, special niece Andrea (Jason) Crowell of Raleigh, NC, 11 grandchildren, including: Joey, Carissa, Alejandro, and Ana, and beloved dog Twinkles. Services will be held in Burney at the Word of Life Assembly of God on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to
The CAHP Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund
PO Box 161209
Sacramento, CA 95816-1209