Janina Beran

Alton | Tuesday, June 26 2012

Janina Beran, 88, died at 12:00 noon Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Born February 6, 1924 in Warta, Poland, she was the daughter of Joseph and Maria (Kopacki) Samulak. She retired from Alton Memorial Hospital and attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. On June 24, 1944 in Aschaffenburg, Germany, she married Steven Beran. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1995. Surviving are three sons, Joseph C. Beran and his wife Cicilia of Glenarm, IL, Stanley R. Beran and his wife Maria of Godfrey, and Anthony Beran and his wife Carolyn of Turner, MI, eight grandchildren; Steven Beran (Leigh), Lisa Beran, Melissa Taft (Scott), Richard Beran (Ashley), Michael Beran, Dorothy Beran (fiancé Chad Hill), Joseph Beran, and Stephani Beran, and seven great grandchildren, Kristen Beran, Breanna Beran, Paige Beran, Celina Beran, Hunter Beran, Carter Beran and Rowan Taft. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Wiesia Beran, a son, Jerry M. Beran, and her siblings, Joseph Samulak, Frank Samulak, Michael Samulak, Lucy Smith, Marian Samulak, and John Samulak. Services will be private. Father Steve Pohlman will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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