Trina M. Beauchaine

NEGAUNEE, MI. – Trina Mae Beauchaine, 68, of 100 Buffalo Road, Negaunee, died peacefully at home on Saturday evening, December 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice.

Trina was born July 1, 1945, daughter of the late Arne and Laina (Marjonen) Helstein, grew up in Palmer and has been a lifelong area resident. She attended Negaunee Schools and worked as a cook at various local restaurants. She was also employed at the Marquette Welcome Center.

Mrs. Beauchaine was a former member of the Eastwood Apostolic Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

She was a wonderful homemaker, and most enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Duane L. Beauchaine, Sr.; her son, Duane Beauchaine, Jr. of L’Anse; 4 daughters: Tammie (Wesley) Leece of Champion, Sandra Beauchaine of Negaunee, Nichole (Ruben) Asgaard of Ishpeming and Stacie Beauchaine of Negaunee; 6 grandchildren: Tessa and Mallory Leece, Tony McCormick, Berkli Asgaard, and Rachel and Payton Raeck; 2 brothers: Gary Helstein of Negaunee and Dale (Colleen) Helstein of Ishpeming; 5 sisters-in-law: Geraldine (Bud) Bair, Patricia LaFreniere, Marcia McClary, Kay Beauchaine and Susan (Ron) Erickson; 3 brothers- in-law: Tom (Shirley) Beauchaine, Bruce ‘Bruno’ Beauchaine and Steven ‘Whitey’ Beauchaine, Sr.; a special nephew, Steven ‘Bvr’ Beauchaine, Jr.; her aunt, Vivian (John) Filippi; a special family friend, Rev. D. Michael Carriere; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Timothy Huffman on Sept. 7, 2008; 2 sisters-in-law: Sharon Beauchaine and Nancy Bessola; and 2 brothers-in-law: Rudy LaFreniere and Chuck McClary.

Honoring Trina’s wishes, no public services will be held. Condolences may be expressed online at