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Welcome to the memorial page for

Delores "Dody" I. Beringer

March 24, 1936 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 81)

Delores "Dody" (nee Olson) Beringer, 81, formerly of Woodstock passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 in Crystal Lake. She was born in Walworth, WI on March 24, 1936 to Hubert and Katherine (nee Eifer) Olson.  The eldest of 5 she was often relied upon to help care for her younger siblings.  However, her supervision often turned into daredevil games or pretend adventures.

She graduated from Walworth High School in 1954.  Having met the love of her life, Richard Beringer, they married in 1956, and this past April they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Over the years she was a dedicated employee for several businesses. She spoke proudly of her responsibilities while working for Dr. Wiswell as his office nurse.  Dody also helped Richard start and grow his company, Accura Tool and Mold.

Together with Richard she raised three active boys.  She frequently volunteered at their school which allowed her to be very involved in their education and success. Dody loved to read, draw and go hiking. She enjoyed traveling and playing tennis. She even took French classes at the community college for her enjoyment. But being together with family was always the most important thing to her.

Passionately creative, Dody designed houses which Richard built. She also designed and sewed clothing for herself always looking uniquely fashionable. She kept a meticulous house while enjoying cooking and entertaining. Her two favorite holidays were the 4th of July and Christmas. Each occasion was celebrated with family, festive decorations and delicious food.

In later years, once the boys were older, Dody worked as a volunteer, in addition to serving as President, for the Woodstock Fine Arts Association dedicating her time in support of the arts in the community and the Woodstock Opera House. She especially enjoyed welcoming celebrity speakers and hosting a finely decorated table for the annual luncheon fundraiser.  Dody also shared her time at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock.

Dody is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Jeffrey (Corrine), Brent (Jacqualyn), and Brian (Kathy); grandchildren, Jess (Tawny), John (Kate), Brittany (Mark), Nicole, Aileen, Samantha, Grant, Erik, Carl and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Mason, Wyatt, Jaxin, and Dexter; siblings, Joan (Royce) Garrett, Dale (Kris) Olson, Elaine (Eldyn) Endl, and Richard (Denise) Thomssen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Frederick Olson.

Visitation will be Friday, December 8, from 4 pm until 8 pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Rte. 176), Crystal Lake.  Mass will be Saturday, December 9 at 11 AM with a short visitation starting at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake.  Burial will be at Walworth Center Cemetery in Walworth, WI.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631

 Service Information

December 8, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

December 9, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1023 McHenry Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Funeral Mass
December 9, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1023 McHenry Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

December 9, 2017

3:00 PM
Walworth Center Cemetery
534 Devils Ln
Walworth, IL 53184

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