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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
JoAnne Beringer

JoAnne Beringer (Baker)

Saturday, May 28th, 1932 - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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JoAnne [Baker] Beringer passed away on February 21, 2019 in Vermillion.
JoAnne was born in Scotland, SD to Stanley and Martha Baker on May 28, 1932. She went to high school in Scotland. She married Ken Beringer on May 24, 1952 in Tyndall, SD. She attended Southern State Teachers College where she obtained her teaching certificate and taught country school while Ken finished college. Later, while in Vermillion, she worked as the Assistant Registrar at the University of South Dakota for 28 years. She was involved with Catholic Daughters and Alter Society for many years. Ken and JoAnne were both inducted into the Hall of Fame for both the University of South Dakota and Vermillion High School. Her retirement years were spent enjoying the company of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. JoAnne also loved following her beloved Coyotes and Tanagers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Kenneth Joseph, her brother Don Baker, and her brother-in-law Don Diede.
JoAnne was grateful for sharing her life with her husband Ken, her children, Kenny Joe [Joan], Jeff [Cindy], Jon [Deb], grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister Laverne Diede of Freeman, SD, brothers Wayne Baker of Benson, MN, Ron Baker of Sioux Falls, SD and a brother-in-law Richard Beringer (friend Janet).
Pallbearers will be grandchildren Jay Beringer [Kim], Joy Glasco [Brian], Dustin Beringer [Christianne], Amy Radke [Derek], Bryan Beringer [Jessica], and Tim Beringer. Honorary pallbearers are her great grandchildren, Kayla Ferguson [Austin], Preston Beringer, Cyrus Beringer, Lillian JoAnne Beringer, Skyler Glasco, Lincoln Beringer, Dylan Glasco, Hudson Radke, and Harper Radke.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be directed to the Athletic Department at the University of South Dakota.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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    Rosary at 7:00 PM
  • Service

    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, February 25th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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Mike Maher

Posted at 04:43pm
Ken & Family - I was heartbroken to see the news about JoAnne. I worked with her at the Registrar’s Office in the early 80s and have always tried to emulate her as a role model - she loved and served all, always while having fun and laughing. At the time her favorite song was “Lady” by Kenny Rogers. She would literally run to turn up the radio and there would be NO talking until the song was over. That was the only time we were quiet, though, as the rest of the time we were gabbing and laughing while working hard serving everyone at the U. I haven’t seen her for 30+ year but have always felt close to her and she’ll be one of the first people I seek to visit in heaven. - Mike Maher

Steve and Kathy Glasco

Posted at 08:38am
We have been thinking of you all through these difficult days and will continue. We send our deepest sympathy during this time of great loss.
Steve and Kathy Glasco (Brian’s parents)

Mike & Linda Oliver

Posted at 08:30am
Mike and I are so sorry we can’t be with the family. We will always hold dear to our heart the wonderful memories we have. Even as a little boy Mike still talks about the Florida visits. When his favorite Aunt & Uncle would visit. JoAnne lived her life doing for others. Always had a beautiful smile on her face. She will be missed by many. Ken we are thinking of you know we send our love to you and the family.

Cindy Carrington

Posted at 04:17pm
Ken and family: So sorry to hear about a dear friend Joann she was so much fun with her wit and smile at coffee at hyvee she will be missed by so many she was one GREAT LADY. Ken let the lord hold you tight to guide you through these difficult days she will be right beside you as she was on this earth. Love Cindy Carrington

Patty (Fullenkamp) Larsen

Posted at 02:09pm
While I am so very sorry that I will not receive JoAnne's warm greetings upon every meeting, I am smiling thinking about her heavenly homecoming and the celebration underway with all those friends who went before her. I take comfort in the words of St. Francis de Sales, 'Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again in the next, never to be broken off.' I know my parents are part of that welcome home celebration JoAnne is enjoying. May love be the strength in your steps until you meet her again.

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