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October 13, 1922 - May 2, 2013

James (Jim) W. Beranek, 90, of La Crescent, Minnesota, died after a short illness on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Home, in Houston, MN.

James W. Beranek was born October 13, 1922, to Felix Beranek and Margaret (Saphner) Beranek in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He graduated from Central High School in 1941.

He worked at G. Heileman Brewing Company throughout his adult life. His real passion in life was hunting and fishing. He regularly played racquet ball at the YMCA into his 80s. Until the last month of his life he would be seen out walking.

He was always pleasant and had a smile for everyone. He had many caring neighbors and they were there for him in the time of need.

Jim was a lifelong member of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 10 a.m. in the Marian Chapel at the Cathedral in La Crosse. Msgr. Charles D. Stoetzel will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LaCrosse. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the Church. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting with arrangements.

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