In loving memory of

Barbara Beranek
December 18, 1956 - September 16, 2021

Barbara Zirbes Beranek, age 64, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on September 16, 2021 at Seasons Hospice House. Barbara was born on December 18, 1956 to parents Clarence and Patricia (Marcou) Zirbes in Rochester, MN.

Barbara worked as a restaurant server, which allowed her to travel the United States. She married Robert Beranek of Stewartville, MN, on August 27, 2006 in her hometown of Rochester. The couple moved to Florida in 2014.

Barbara volunteered at the thrift store for the Lee County Hospital (FL), and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in both Rochester, MN, and Cape Coral, FL. She loved animals; and her hobbies included genealogy, gardening, canning, and sewing.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert Beranek; her mother, Patricia Zirbes of Byron, MN; brothers Gary (Judy) Zirbes of Madison, FL, Michael (Carol) Zirbes of Rochester, MN, and David Zirbes of Crookston, MN; sisters, Linda (Michael) Henry of Rochester, MN and Rhonda (Michael) Franken of Red Wing, MN.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Clarence "Red" Zirbes, and brother, Randy Zirbes.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the memorial service. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws Humane Society of Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beranek family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit