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Richard D. Beranek
May 11, 1927–July 2, 2008
Richard D. Beranek, 81, of Oxford Junction died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Manor Care in Dubuque, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial will be in the South Mineral Cemetery, rural Onslow, Iowa, with military honors accorded by American Legion Wapsi Post #473 of Oxford Junction. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction.
Richard Duane Beranek was born on May 11, 1927 in Wyoming, Iowa, son of Antone and Ethyl L. (Bearinger) Beranek. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School. He was a 1st Class Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He married Doris Green on March 1, 1957 in Oxford Junction, Iowa.
He loved to work with his hands and farmed all of his life in Oxford Junction.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction, a member of the Z. B. J. Bohemian Lodge #22, American Legion Wapsie Post #473 of Oxford Junction, and the Disabled Veterans Association. He enjoyed scroll sawing, making clocks and doing genealogy.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Beranek, of Oxford Junction; 2 daughters, Delora Barnett of Round Lake Beach, Illinois and Vionna (Bill) Naese of Stockton, Illinois; 3 sons, Jonathan (Susan) Beranek of Tipton, Roby (Elaine) Bernaek of Darlington, Wisconsin and Rorie (Lindsay) Beranek of Oxford Junction; 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, John Thomas and Roger.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 3 July 2008


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