Donald M. Beranek, 94

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Donald M. Beranek of Davenport died quietly Dec. 24, 2016 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice Center, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Donald was born Oct. 18, 1922 to Gertrude and Edward Beranek of Kalona. Donald married Lois Ann Dowen of Montana, in 1944 in Greenville, S.C.

Donald served in the US Army from 1942-1945 as a glider pilot instructor. Following his time in the Army, the family lived in Montana helping on Lois’s family ranch, then moving to Davenport where Don worked at the Rock Island Arsenal from 1955 to 1983.

Those surviving are his twins Dean (Diane) Beranek of West Liberty and Dona (John) Sievertsen of Davenport; grandchildren, Dawn Sievertsen of Ottumwa, Bret (Tonya) Sievertsen of Davenport, Brian (Monica) Beranek of Iowa City and Ann (Shawn) Gillespie of West Liberty; great-grandchildren, Travis, Tyler and Amber Sievertsen, and Olivia and Evelyn Gillespie.

Preceeding him in death were his parents; his wife; son-in-law; and brothers, Richard, Arthur, Robert and Hubert; and one sister, Viola.

Visitation, Thursday evening, and Services, Friday morning, were held at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation, Davenport.
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