Sondra K. "Sonni" Beranek
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Culpeper, VA

Sondra "Sonni" K. Beranek

LOCUST GROVE, VA - Sondra "Sonni" K. Beranek, 83, of Locust Grove, Virginia peacefully passed away on September 9, 2021, at the Manor Care Health Services-Richmond, Virginia after complications from cancer.

Sondra was born on February 16, 1938 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice Louise Knutson (Wigdahl) and Milo Garlock Knutson. Sondra is survived by her husband, John "Jack" R. Beranek, her children: Kara L. Wade (Beranek) (Paul) of Richmond, Virginia and John M. Beranek (Karen M. Park) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, her grandchildren: Dawson D. Wade and Wyatt J. Wade and her brother, Peter O. Knutson (Janet) of Cape Coral, Florida.

Sonni received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in 1960. Upon graduation, she began her career at the Social Security Administration in Chicago, Illinois. She and Jack married on September 2, 1961, and resided in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She continued her career there as a social worker. In 1964 they moved to Bettendorf, Iowa, and made moves to Louisville, Kentucky and then to Woodbridge, Virginia. During this time Sonni focused on raising her children.

In 1979 Sonni resumed her career with the federal government. She had a twenty-year career as a Logistics Officer. At retirement she and Jack settled in Locust Grove, Virginia at Lake of the Woods.

Throughout her life Sonni was an active community volunteer. She was a member and chapter president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-Davenport, Iowa). She was a passionate crafter and was a member and served as a president of the Dale City Arts and Crafts Club. She was a member and past president of the Lake of the Woods Garden Club. She was talented in flower arrangement and won several Flower Show awards for her creativity.

Sonni was always cheerful and giving to others. She loved to entertain, welcomed all to her home and was beloved to all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 with Pastor Jessica Darty officiating.

Interment will follow at Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Avenue, Culpeper, VA 22701.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Sep. 21, 2021.
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Memorial service
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA
Culpeper National Cemetery (Old)
305 US Avenue, Culpeper, VA
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I am sorry to hear of Sonni´s passing. I have fond memories from high school and college of our girlfriend get-together.
Karen Larson
September 23, 2021
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