Ruth E. Beranek
Date of Birth
August 13, 1924
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 6, 2023
Pflugerville, Texas
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, January 14, 2023 ~ 11:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Visitation ~ 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Rosary ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Altar Rosary Society ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Ruth Eileen Beranek, 98, of Wahoo, NE, was born in Wahoo, Nebraska to Henry & Mary Hrdlicka on August 13, 1924, she died peacefully on January 6, 2023 in Texas.  She first attended country school and then graduated from Wahoo High School. Ruth attended Luther College for 2 years then was a chauffeur at the Mead Ordinance plant during World War II. She bought her farm near Weston and worked at the Wahoo Bakery where she met her husband Joe Beranek at the OK Meat Market. They were married for 58 years.

Ruth was a devout Catholic, loved her family and was always on the go. She played the trombone and accordion. Enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, puzzles, bowling, golf, Bingo, horse races, casino slots and coffee with friends.  She belonged to many groups, Rosary Society, Altar Society, PCCW, she was a Brownie leader, 4-H Leader, PTA president, chaired the first St. Wenceslaus Fall Festival. Her favorite line was “What should we do next?”

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, sisters, Mary, Zita, Ethel and brothers Joe, Bernie & Henry.

Ruth is survived by her daughters Cynthia (Bob) Jordan and Regina Henson. Brother Florian Hrdlicka (Linda) and her sister Sibyl Carr. Grandchildren Andrea (Ernie) Cochran, Tony (Amy) Klaer, Allyson (Bryant) Bengs, Scott Henson, Melissa (Paul) Kaiser.  Great Grandchildren Madison (Jake) Panko, Kennedy & Reagan Cochran, Tony & Emmy Klaer, Savannah Bengs, Bailey, Jillian & Brady Kaiser.  Great Great Granddaughter Dove Panko and 34 nieces and nephews.

Condolences for Ruth E. Beranek
  1. Jan Hohl
    • January 8, 2023 - 4 weeks ago

    Dear Cynthia and Rogena and families
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May all your precious memories help you through the difficult days ahead.

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