HOLMEN — Sandra J. Beranek, 76, of Holmen passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in La Crosse to William and Bernice (Foss) Barney. She graduated from Logan High School in 1958. On May 20, 1961, she married Leonard Beranek in La Crosse. She was employed at Soell’s Drug Store until 1965, when she and Len moved to Holmen. She then worked at Northern Engraving before moving to the farm where she was involved in foster care. In 1983, she and Len opened Pizza Corral, which was her proudest accomplishment, before retiring in 2005. Together they enjoyed retirement by traveling, especially taking cruises. What she enjoyed most was the farm, where she lived for 45 years with her children living next to her, watching them do their chores, riding horses, making hay, gardening and the grandchildren playing.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard; children, Bill (Laurie) Beranek, Scott (Jessi) Beranek, Julie (Tim) Lysaker, all of Holmen, Al (Lisa) Lemke of Appleton, Wis., and Paula Lemke (Paul) Broker of Neenah, Wis.; grandchildren, Brandon Beranek-Lysaker (Kali Lentz), Bill Beranek, Craig Beranek, Taylor Lysaker, Madison Lysaker, Rachel Beranek, Logan Beranek, Clayton Lemke, Eli Lemke, Jacob Lemke, Kimberlee Hale, Justin Hale and Ashlynn Hale; great-grandchildren, Savannah Beranek, Kaldon Beranek-Lysaker, Xavier Beranek-Lysaker and Xander Beranek-Lysaker; three sisters, Elaine Howe of Milwaukee, Patricia (Keith) Krause of Holmen and Judy Gilbertson of Holmen; one brother, Keith (Gloria) Barney of La Crosse. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lola Holley and Nancy Hollenbeck; two brothers, William Barney Jr. and Robert Barney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 515 Main St. N., Holmen. The Rev. John L. Parr will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery in Holmen. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, Onalaska Chapel is assisting the family. Online guestbook is available www.schumacher-kish.com.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the physicians and nursing staff at Gundersen Health System.