Joseph Louis Beringer
Joseph Louis Beringer of Waukesha passed away from complications of pneumonia surrounded by his family on Monday, March 20, 2017, one day before his 90th birthday. He was born in Chicago of Hungarian parents originally from Kapovar and moved to Waukesha two years later, where he lived his entire life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mariska; his sister, Olga "Dolly" Martin; his brother, Arthur "Buddy"; his infant daughter, Betsi; and his second wife, Helene Mendini Molenda Beringer.
He is survived by his three devoted daughters, Gail Hoey, Ann Hollins and Beth Beringer; his grandson, Daniel Ely; his siblings, Robert
(Elaine) Beringer, Anita Flagstad, Sylvia (Charlie) Trewyn, Dorothy Boxhorn and Donald Beringer; his first wife, Marilou Korn Beringer Swenson; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Joe was foremost a gifted musician, a founder of the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra where he played first chair violin and viola. He was a lifetime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church and sang joyfully in the choir as well as the Waukesha Choral Union.
Amongst his many generous accomplishments to his community were his lifetime commitments through the Waukesha Lions Club, the Salvation Army, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, AA, and Masonic Lodge No. 37, where he gave countless hours helping others. Joe was the first to volunteer for any community task with his very happy heart. He will always be remembered for his contributions at the potato booth, bell ringing at the Salvation Army kettle, and selling tickets and raising funds for the new Salvation Army building.
Professionally, Joe was a successful real estate broker and later a real estate appraiser, listing and selling homes to many Waukesha residents and their children, only retiring recently.
A service in honor of Joseph’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. A lunch and reception will follow the service at the church.
Interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his memory to First Presbyterian Church (address above); the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the Waukesha Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 1004, Waukesha, WI 53187.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or please visit our website atwww.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute.