August 20, 1937 – November 11, 2022
Donald A. Beiermann
Donald (Don) Beiermann, 85, Omaha, died on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, peacefully in his home.
Donald was born in August 1937 on the family farm near Albion to Mathias and Mary (Englebert) Beiermann. He grew up on the farm and attended Holy Family School from September 1943 until graduation in May 1956.
Donald entered the Navy in August 1956, honorably discharged in 1961 and re-enlisted in 1962 where he was sent to Rota, Spain. The Navy gave him an opportunity to travel the world and experience many things. He eventually earned the rank of Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AMS1) while serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 (formerly CVAN-65)..
He completed 30 years of active and inactive duty and was officially retired from the Navy in May 1986. Don was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Third Good Conduct Award (period ending June 1974), and the Navy Commendation Medal. Post-Navy, he worked his way to Manager of Coal Handling for the Department of Utilities in Fremont until retirement.
Don enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping and hunting. He continued hunting in his late 70’s and always got a deer. He fixed cars, lawnmowers, boats, etc. Don enjoyed car shows and was active in his church. He enjoyed watching his western movies and listening to his records. He also liked to tell everyone stories about growing up on the farm and of his service while in the Navy.
In November 1963, he married Lois Jirsak at St. Cecilia’s in Omaha. The couple had two children, Wendy and Jeffery. Donald and Lois divorced December 1970. In 1975, he married Marina Gerones in Olongapo City, Philippines. They had one child, Susan.
Don is survived by his daughters, Susan Otradovsky, Wendy Novak, son Jeffery Beiermann, many grandchildren and sister Pat Wemhoff. He was preceded in death by his parents, former spouses Lois and Marina, brothers Matt Beiermann, Bill Beiermann and sister Joann Veik.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Craft Lifestyle Management for helping make Don’s transition as peaceful as possible.
VISITATION: Tuesday, November 15th from 5pm to 7pm at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 7745 Military Ave., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, November 16th at 10am at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors: Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Mary Immaculate Catholic Church.
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