In Memory of Donald Berning

Visitation

Zion Covenant Church
Friday July 7, 2017
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
210 N. Beulah St.
Ellsworth WI,

Memorial Service

Zion Covenant Church
Friday July 7, 2017
02:00 pm
210 N. Beulah St.
Ellsworth WI,

Printer Version

Donald H. Berning, 66, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, died at Rochester, Minnesota, Tuesday, July 3, 2017.
He was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on April 3, 1951, the son of Orval and Mildred (Gavin) Berning. Donald grew up in the rural River Falls area, in the town of Clifton, where his parents farmed. He graduated class of 1969 from River Falls High School. Donald worked for Capital Gear in St. Paul, MN, G.S. Electric in Hudson, WI, as a janitor at Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth, and handled the lawn care and snowblowing at Crossing Meadows. Donald married Patricia Bibeau on May 12, 1984 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls, WI.
Don enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending games and programs at their schools. He liked camping out with their horses and helped the Pierce County Fair with their horses and barn repair.
Donald is survived by his wife, Patty; daughter, Carolyn (Daniel Maciej) Berning; four grandchildren, Rebecca Berning, Cameron Maciej, Gabrial Maciej, and Isabella Brink; three siblings, Larry (Sharon) Berning, Theresa (Jim) Lacy, and Roy (Beverly) Berning; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary Lou Iehl; brother, Marvin Berning.
Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Donald's Tribute Wall

Tributes (6):

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I really enjoyed Don, especially at all the horse events. He will be missed. Lisa and Bill Paquet and family

  • Don was always good to chat with at Prairie View. He loved talking about farming and his grand children. Good guy!

  • My sympathy to you on Donald death. May he rest in God’s loving arms… AMEN!
    Fr. Jerry Harris, St. Bridget’s Church