Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 25, 2012

Erika Lyn (Selner) Beachy

NAPPANEE — Erika Lyn (Selner) Beachy, age 27, of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 7:05 p.m., Friday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit, Indianapolis.

She was born June 1, 1985 in Elkhart to Sonya Stanage and Timothy Selner.  She married Ervin D. Beachy June 30, 2012 in Niles, Mich.

Erika was a 2003 graduate of Concord High School and attended Ball State University. Erika had worked at Keystone RV in the payroll department. She cared and had a deep passion for her job and the employees there. Erika loved fishing and bragging that she could out fish her brothers and husband at times. She became a huge Chicago Bears and Notre Dame fan since meeting her husband. She loved doing crafts with the kids. She recently became a Thirty One consultant and loved meeting new people. She and Ervin loved doing their fantasy football picks together and having friends over to watch football games and UFC. Her favorite time of year was during the holidays.

Erika loved decorating the house for Christmas and going Black Friday shopping, standing in line for hours to get that special gift from Santa for Ethan and Mckynzie. Her smile was contagious as well as her kindness. She loved Ervin and the kids with all her heart. She was a wonderful wife and mother.

Surviving is her husband, Ervin; children, Mckynzie Renee Wingfield and Ethan Andrew Selner both at home; mother and stepfather, Sonya and Steve Stanage, Elkhart; father, Tim Slener, Elkhart; brothers, Timothy (fiancé-Nikole Phillips) Selner, Indianapolis, Benjamin Selner, Elkhart; stepbrothers, Tyler Stanage, Elkhart, Broc Stanage, Bristol; grandparents, Tom and Dixie Russell, Elkhart, Jim and Jan Selner, Edwardsburg, John and Cathy Albert, Ariz.; grandmother, Kay Selner, Elkhart; great grandmother, Betty Severs, New Paris, Aunt Lynn and Uncle Bill Gilvin, Elkhart, Aunt Mandee (fiancé – Ethan Haar) Russell, Chicago; Aunt Deb Selner, Elkhart, Uncle Doug Selner, New Carlisle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, she was especially close to Jessica, Donnie and Mary Frandsen; mother and father-in-law, Anna and Ken Beachy, Wakarusa; grandparents-in-law, Lloyd and Velda (Slabach) Miller, Goshen; sister-in-laws, Angela (Ryan) Mattern and Starla Beachy, both of Wakarusa; and brother-in-law, Kenny (Allison) Maust, Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Johnny Albert; and her grandfather, Richard Severs.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be at 11:00 am, Thursday at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Rev. Wes Bontreger will officiate and burial will be in Violet Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Erika Lyn Beachy Fund at any Key Bank to help with medical expenses.

To help Mckynzie and Ethan remember their mom, there is a link to Caringbridge.org (erikabeachy) to tell a memory you have with Erika. These will be bound as a book for the children to remember her by.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Vincents Hospital Cardiac Heart Care Center for all the prayers and support, care and kindness, they showed Erika during her stay.

Online condolences may be given at www.tlyfh.com

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