Jan Beringer, age 76, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin passed away on November 14, 2021. She was born January 16, 1945 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Evelyn (Stibal) and Peter Truszinski.
Jan dedicated her life to providing care to others. She received her diploma in nursing from the St. Cloud School of Nursing, a bachelor’s of nursing from Mount Senario, and a master’s of education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Jan’s experience ranged from camp nurse to school nurse, pediatrics to intensive care, and behavioral health to geriatric nursing. She taught in the certified nursing assistant program at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau for twenty-three years. Jan was dedicated to providing excellent instruction to her students. She stressed the importance of human compassion and dignity for those in need. During her tenure as an instructor, Jan taught hundreds of CNAs and was recognized twice for her innovative teaching style and leadership in community education. Never one to sit still, Jan even worked as a parish nurse in her retirement.
Jan was an avid reader, card player, and loved spending time with her friends, talking, laughing, shopping, and watching the Packers. She also dedicated her free time to the St. Joseph Fraternity, Order Secular Fransciscans. Jan’s real joy were her daughters, Lisa Beringer (Fred McKissack) and Kristin Feyen (Allen). She delighted in her three grandchildren: Mark McKissack, and Julie and Charlie Feyen. Jan also dearly loved her brother, Tom Truszinski, sister-in-law, Carmen Truszinski, her nieces Kaity, Emily, and Molly, and her nephew, Joe.
Jan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mark, her parents, and her in-laws Margaret and Charlie Beringer.
Visitation will be from 9am to 11am at St. Katharine Drexel-St. Mary’s Site in Kaukauna, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11am on Tuesday, November 23rd. Jan’s burial at Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau will take place at a later date with her immediate family.
Jan’s daughters wish to thank the caring staff at St. Paul Elder Care Services for their excellent care of their mom. They especially want to thank the loving and compassionate COR nurses Amy, Jolene, and Melissa, and hospice nurse, Nina, who provided dignity and compassion to their mom in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jan’s name to St. Paul Elder Care Services, 316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna, WI 54130, or to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.
Please note that as a nurse, Jan cared for the well-being of all she knew and loved. Due to the COVID pandemic, the family is requesting we honor her care for others and strongly encourage the wearing of a mask during the entire memorial proceedings. Those wishing to take part by streaming may attend at 11am CST via the link found on Jan’s obituary page at www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.