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Thomas Daniel “Dan” Dunham

April 25, 2023 | 19 comments

Thomas (Dan) Daniel Dunham, 79, died on April 25th at Gundersen Medical Center after a nearly 30 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in La Crosse on June 6th, 1943, to Jack and Irene (Teff) Dunham.

He married Candace (Beranek) Dunham on May 1st, 1971 at St. James Parish in La Crosse. Dan held various positions in the beer industry, working for G. Heileman and Budweiser before retiring. Dan enjoyed sports; especially golf and baseball, spending time with his dogs and granddogs, and celebrating his wins in any games he played.

Dan is survived by his wife, Candy, daughter Danielle (Alison Krick) Dunham of Elkhorn, WI, brothers Robert (Cindy) Dunham of Rochester, MN, Paul (Linda) Dunham of Onalaska, and Joe (Cecilia) Dunham of La Crosse, sisters Jacqueline Tischer of North Canton, OH, Helen Hall of La Crosse, Carole (Ken) Borsheim of La Crosse, and Susan (Bob) Kjos of La Crosse. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law Bill and Donna Beranek of La Crosse, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry and Jim Dunham, sisters-in-law Marilyn and Betty Dunham, brother-in-law John Tischer, mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Marie Beranek, sister and brother-in-law Suzanne and James Krause.

A funeral mass will be said for Dan at St. James Parish in La Crosse on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at 10am. The family would like to thank the Medical Speciality Unit, Tracy Weber, Medical & Oncology Unit, and Dr. Kyla Lee. Donations can be made in Dan’s name to the Medical Speciality Unit at Gundersen.



  1. Nancy Skaar

    Dear Candy and Family,

    Our sincere condolences to you in the passing of Dan on April 25.
    May he Rest In Peace now.

    Love, Nancy and Daryl Skaar

  2. Vicki Willard

    Candy – so sorry to hear of your loss. We’re thinking of you.

  3. Mary Lou (Dohlby) Balts

    I am so saddened of Dan’s passing. My condolences to Candy and all his family. I had the opportunity to see and talk to Dan and Candy at one of our ‘61 class reunions. I wanted to attend his funeral but will be in the Carolinas attending my oldest grandson’s college graduation.

  4. Karen Lyga

    RIP Uncle Dan. On Eagles wings you go.

    • Tom Eagon

      So sorry for your loss. Got to know Dan thru our many years working at Heilman and all the times I saw Dan at Nutbush (breakfast) with Bill.

  5. Dave & Cindy Berger

    Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Candy Dunham and Beranek families. Had many wonderful moments and experiences with Dan prior to his illness, and thought of you both often.

    • Bob. Dunham

      Dan, we had many laughs when we did our impressions of the Blues Brothers.so did Candy and Cindy. I will miss that and you Dan.. With all my love .brother. Rob

  6. Doug and Ellie Menezes

    Candy we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Doug and Ellie

  7. Dennis Goss

    Our Sincerest of Condolences to Candy & Dannielle along with extended families. I will remember the good times (there were many) as I am sure you will do the same. R.I.P. OLD FRIEND!!

    Dennis & Gloria Goss

  8. Sarah Rank

    Candy, I am so sorry for your loss. You were always there for Dan and no doubt your daily dose of love was a comfort to him. Cherish the memories.

  9. Jeff & Cindy Koeller

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Dan!

  10. Tom weise

    I am sorry to hear of Dans passing. The family has my sincere condolences. I know he will be missed. May he rest in peace!!!

  11. Charles And Linda Rudrud

    Candy and family, We are so sorry to read about Dan’s death. You have been a very devoted wife and partner. May he rest in peace.

  12. Tami Gross

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing Candy. My thought’s and prayers are with and your family. My you all find peace with you’re wonderful memories.

  13. Barb Gleason

    Candy and family – hugs to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace now Dan.

  14. Linda Pitzner Pampuch

    My sympathies to Candy and family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Duncan J. Cameron

    Dear Candy,Danielle, and family,
    I am writing to extend my condolences on Dan’s passing.
    He was a knowledgeable beer man and was well-liked by his colleagues and customers alike.
    You have my sincere sympathy.
    Duncan J. Cameron

  16. Mick and Sam Obershaw

    We were so sorry and saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. Our prayers and condolences are with the family at this time.

  17. Mick and Sam Obershaw

    We were so sorry and saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. Our prayers and condolences are with the family at this time.


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