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Laurie Jean Beranek

January 31, 2024 | 25 comments

Laurie Jean Beranek, 61, of Holmen, WI, passed away peacefully January 25, 2024 in her home.  She was born September 29, 1962 to Bernie and Jean Sobkowiak.  She married William Leonard Beranek January 5, 1980 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Onalaska, WI.

She took pride in serving people as a waitress from age 15, working at the Golden Palace, Arctic Springs.  She was a waitress and manager at Pizza Corral in Holmen from 1983 to 2023.  She enjoyed riding Harleys all over Wisconsin, poker runs, cruises and vacations, watching deer and bear at the cabin, pontooning Lake Holcomb with kids and grandkids, casinos and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Bill Jr, Craig, Logan; parents, Bernard, Jean; siblings, Scott, Kelly, Todd, Heidi, Holly; grandkids, Savanna, Navaya, Remington, Lendrick; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Sandra Beranek.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on February 7th, 2024 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska.



  1. Linda Sobkowiak

    Our prayers and love to all the family. She always centered her life around her family. She will be missed. RIP Laurie.

  2. Judy LaFond

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Gene and Judy LaFond

    • Duane & Judy Ziegler

      Bill and family,
      Sorry to hear of your loss.
      Unfortunately we are gone for the winter and will not be able to attend the service, but want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    • Tom & Sandy Bjorkman

      So sorry for the loss of Laurie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will always be loved and never forgotten. ??

      • Monica Woyczik

        Bill and family so very sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this sad time.

  3. Jeff and Kathie Severson

    Sorry for your family loss! Hugs and prayers ? ❤️

  4. Hazel Desmond

    So very sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.

  5. Kim Campbell(Bright)

    Prayers and condolences to the whole family. I worked with Laurie at pizza corral. We always had a blast. Every time I came back to town and ran into her we chatted like we always did. She was kind and funny. R.i.P. you will be sadly missed.

  6. Tammy Gadouas

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Tammy Gadouas

  7. Charlene Purnell

    Bill and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. We will be praying for all of you during this difficult time. ?

    • Marlene Adamson

      Difficult to put into words how sorry we are to hear of Laurie’s passing. Our memories go way back to vacations before our marriage and great business trips. Always enjoyed our chats and catching up about our grandchildren. She will be missed, sending the family sympathy and prayers.
      Cordell and Marlene

      • Marcy Hanson

        Bill, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss.
        My prayers are with you all.

  8. Rhonda Humm

    Ron and I are thinking of you all, she was always so nice to us and always had a beautiful smile! Prayers and strength to you all

  9. John Campbell

    Sorry for your loss. Bill and family. .have a loss of words for things like this. Take care

  10. Wendy Wilde

    Thinking of you all. She was a great lady. Love and hugs.

  11. Charlotte Stauffer

    Sorry for your loss.
    Laurie was always so geniune and such a positive attitude.

    • Karen Wallace & Stan Schwier

      Bill & family: With Deepest Sympathy on your loss of Laurie. You’re in our thoughts & prayers! I always enjoyed having Laurie wait on me when I would come in for lunch. We would talk about our children & grandchildren. She would treat our grandsons with ice cream. 🙂

  12. Heather Jirsa

    I am incredibly sorry…Laurie was a sweet sweet lady. I’m blessed to have memories that include her.

  13. Randy and Vickie Gartner

    So sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers to the family.

  14. Park Bank Holmen Staff

    The Park Bank staff was deeply saddened to learn of Laurie’s illness and passing. Our condolences to Bill and the entire family.

  15. Doug Huggett

    My condolences to all. There are several connections I’ve discovered after reading this obituary. Gone too soon, so cherish the good memories.

  16. Brian & Shannon Osley

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  17. Steven and Avis Sorensen

    Bill and family, our prayers and condolences to you all on your loss.

  18. Gaye Johnson

    Bill and family
    Enjoyed many hours riding with you and Laurie. Her warmth and smile were infectious. So sorry for your great loss. !❤️

  19. David and Teresa Meyer

    Wow! I just found out today. So sorry for your loss Bill. Prayers for you and your family.


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