Gilbert “Gib” F. Beringer, 75, of Dyersville, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Friends and relatives of Gib called from 2-8 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a wake service was held at 7:30 p.m., Dyersville American Legion services at 7 p.m. and Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with the Rev. Ralph E. Davis presiding. Lector was Heidi Scarbrough. Placing of the Pall was done by Sue Ann Beringer, Janelle Spellerberg, Angela Millman, Melissa Beringer and Amanda Funke. Giftbearers where Courtney and Charlotte Beringer, Gabbi and Grace Funke.
Casketbearers were Nathan Spellerberg, Nicholas Spellerberg, Hunter Millman, Tanner Millman, Eric Spellerberg, Doug Funke, Kevin Elsner, Jason Brimeyer and Jeff Urbain.
Burial was held at St. Francis Cemetery in Dyersville, with full military honors afforded by the Dyersville American Legion Post #137.
Gib was born June 7, 1943 in Cascade, son of Nicholas and Bernice (Schlarman) Beringer. He received his education in the rural country schools. On May 4, 1968 he was united in marriage to Sue Ann Urbain at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farley. Gib was a Veteran having served in the Army National Guard for six years. He drove milk truck for several years and owned and operated the Dyersville Redemption Center where he earned the nick name “The Can Man” for 10 years. He also was an RTA Bus driver for 12 years.
Gib was a simple family man. His biggest loves were his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He was a strong, proud, hardworking man with a very soft heart. Gib was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan, loved to play cards with anyone and was known for his sense of humor.
He was a member of the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Dyersville. Gib was also a member of the Dyersville American Legion Post #137 and the Dyersville Knights of Columbus Council #1734.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Ann Beringer, of Dyersville; four daughters, Janelle (Eric) Spellerberg, of Newton, Angela (Norman) Millman, Melissa Beringer (Special Friend, Kevin Campbell) both of Dubuque, and Amanda (Doug) Funke, of Dyersville; eight grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Spellerberg, Hunter and Tanner Millman, Courtney and Charlotte Beringer, Gabbi and Grace Funke; his mother, Bernice Beringer, of Dyersville; two sisters, Kate (Ron) Leifker, of Greenville, Texas, Bonnie (Steve) Brimeyer, of Farley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Celester Rausch, of Epworth, Bernie (Mary) Urbain, Bob (Jean) Urbain, Judy M. Koppes, Julie Urbain, Nancy (John) Kramer, Jeff (Sandy) Urbain, Wanda (Dave) Roberts, Sarah (Tim) Ells; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Joyce Beringer in infancy and Betty Rausch; father and mother-in-law, Earl and Gertrude Urbain; brothers-in-law, Dave Koppes and Mark Urbain; goddaughter, Kathy Ann Rausch.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com