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March 3, 1937 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 83)

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Donald T. Beranek, age 83, of North Prairie, WI passed away at his residence on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Donald was born on March 3, 1937 to Thomas and Leora (Fuhrman) Beranek in North Prairie, WI.  He married the love of his life, Judy E. Herman on May 28, 1960 in Racine.


Don worked as a foreman for Wolf Paving on a road construction paving crew until his retirement.  Prior to that he was a route driver for Pet Milk.   He was a former member of the North Prairie Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the North Prairie Lions Club.  He was a member of the North Prairie United Methodist Church.  Don was a crafty, artistic man.  He created artistic paintings for many years.  He even donated many of those paintings to North Prairie’s Harvest Fest every year.  Don loved auto racing, even racing when he was younger at Slinger Speedway.  Don enjoyed golfing, cooking and painting.   He loved foremost his family.  Time with them was precious to Don.


Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy of North Prairie; his children, Kelly (Paul) Ciszek of North Prairie and Kory Beranek of Oshkosh; his grandchildren, Devon and Cayla; his great-grandchild, Sterling; his siblings, Conald (Avis) Beranek of North Prairie, Robert (Sharyl) Beranek of Fort Atkinson, Joan Linde of North Prairie and Jane (Ronald) Pease of North Prairie; other relatives and many friends.


Preceding him in death are his parents, his brother Ronald and a sister Jean.



A private service for Don will be held at Thelen Funeral Services for immediate family. 


Per CDC Guidelines and the WI Mask Mandate please adhere to the social distancing and mask wearing rules that are in place.  


Memorial contributions in Don’s name can be directed to the family for distribution to his favorite charities at a later date.



For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please click the share memory link above.  

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Beranek family.  262-392-4251







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W309 S4840 Commercial Dr
North Prairie, WI 53153


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