Lt. Donald J. Beauchene 1966-2020
VIENNA — Lt. Donald J. Beauchene, 54, of Vienna, entered peacefully into eternal life shortly after noon Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in the line of duty, after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
He passed away following complications in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
He was born Sept. 16, 1966, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Herbert and Linda Bogli.
Don attended and completed the fire school at the Youngstown Fire Department’s Fire Academy.
Donnie was currently working 3-Turn as a Lieutenant for the City of Warren as a firefighter. He was also the owner and operator with his wife of Blush Spa & Gift Boutique in Warren since 2017.
He was a member of the Warren Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 204.
Donnie was involved in several ministries over the years. It was always his passion to give back to others and to make difference in others lives. Donnie went on several mission trips to Guatemala, Bogota, Columbia and most recently, to the New York Dream Center with his wife. He and his wife worked together in the community on many outreach projects with the Warren Family Mission, local inner-city ministries including IGNITE and the DALE foundation and they contributed to various local charities.
Donnie enjoyed traveling and vacationing, especially to Anna Maria Island with his wife. They went to Anna Maria yearly. Donnie loved Florida so much that he and Michelle were married there before having their ceremony here in Ohio with friends and family. He and Michelle were adventure partners and created so many memories in their travels. He enjoyed his motorcycle, doing home projects and most recently took up cross bow hunting with his son-in-law. He also loved making homemade pasta on Sundays and camping, but most importantly, Donnie enjoyed being with his family.
Donnie is survived by the love of his life and wife of 10 years, the former Michelle Miller, whom he married on Jan. 19, 2011; his parents, Herbert and Linda Bogli of Hot Springs, Ark. Together, Don and Michelle shared six children until recently when they adopted four siblings, creating a beautiful family of 12. His children include Brittany Hartzell (David) Danforth of Warren, Hillary (Brae) Hartzell of Leavittsburg, Daniel (Toni) Beauchene of Warren, Dustin Beauchene of Vienna, Madison Beauchene of Vienna, Raegan Evans of Niles, London Beauchene, Brooklyn Beauchene, Lilliana Beauchene and Lucianna Beauchene, still at home; five grandchildren, Alexis, Luca, Jaxon, Zayden and Brodee; a brother, Dr. Robert (Tiffany) Bogli of Cincinnati; a sister, Terry (Jathan) McKay of Louisiana; a brother, Tom Bogli of Tennessee; and a brother-in-law, Tim O’Keefe of Leadville, Colo.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Lynnette O’Keefe.
Lt. Beauchene will lie in state Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, from 5 until 7 p.m. in North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44484 and again on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 from 10 until 10:50 a.m.
A funeral service, with Pastor Myron Daum officiating, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. at North-Mar Church.
A procession with Last Call Service will follow at Main Fire Station on South Street in Warren.
Monetary donations can be made to the family who will be setting up a scholarship for first responders.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneral home.com.