Donald Lee Berning II

December 21, 1952November 5, 2011

Donald Lee Berning II, 58, of Evansville, passed away Friday, November 4, 2011, at his home, after a short illness. He was born December 21, 1952, in Evansville.

He graduated from North High School and Oklahoma State University with a degree in Design Engineering. Donald was previously employed by Shay Virginia, Hahn, Hanson Manufacturing in Princeton and Whirlpool. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 464, Scottish Rite and Hadi Shrine.

Donald is survived by his loving parents, Donald and Juanita Berning of Evansville; his devoted sister, Lisa Katzman and her husband, Nathan, of Arlington, VA; two special nephews, Jesse Benjamin and Aaron Tyler Katzman of Arlington, VA; uncle and aunt, Terry and Dorothy Berning; aunt, Doris Berning of Evansville; and many cousins.

Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, November 10, 2011, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dale Maddux, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hadi Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, PO Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 10, 2011

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November 11, 2011

Mr & Mrs Berning and Lisa, I'm sorry for your loss. Don was a great help in adopting the CAD technology at Hansen. I recall he was proud of his German heritage.

Tim France (TF)

November 10, 2011

My joyous memories of Don (DB) are infinite. True friends from kindergarten thru high school, Oklahoma State, weddings, Hadi Shrine and many years thereafter. He was a fun and funny guy and I will miss him and his friendship, even if he was a lousy Gin player.
Mr. and Mrs. Berning....he will find tranquility.

Melanie Clark-Liekhus

November 10, 2011

My deepest sympathy to the Berning family. I pray God will keep you all very near during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Shirley Huntsman

November 10, 2011

My heart goes out to you all. Words cannot express my sorrow. I share in your suffering and pray that, by God's grace, you are comforted every moment of every day. You are in my constant prayers. Shirley Mitchell Huntsman

Faye McCandless

November 9, 2011

Juanita, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your and Don's son. And, Lisa's brother. We have not seen you in such a long time, but still think of you often. Don & I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Wish I could be there to give you a hug

Faye (Galloway) & Don Mccandless

November 9, 2011

We are so sorry to not express our condolences in person, but we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your neighbors, Paul and Edie Schmidt

Penny Stegall

November 9, 2011

Dear Berning Family,

My heart is just broken to hear this news and sad that I will not be able to attend the services.
Warm memories and great times will be remembered from a very special neighborhood.
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

Penny France Stegall

Tom Cheek

November 9, 2011

Oh God......Why...... I have a treasure of memories with that free spirit as a young boy. Donnie lived life fearlessly and with much joy. I admired him for his courage and brutal honesty. Although I have not been close Donnie for several years, I feel a great sense of loss. We had so many good times exploring in the woods and walking the RR tracks, BBguns, cowboys and indians, blood brother' I treasure and revisit those memories,especially now. My prayers are with him and mom,dad and Lisa. Donnie had a strong will.....and a honest soul,and was always a joy to share in his wit and
and great sense of timing and humor.

Peg Poston

November 9, 2011

My heart hurts for you Juanita and Don.
May God be with you and your family giving you HIs comfort and strength.
In Christian Love to you both
Peg and Jack Poston

November 9, 2011

I will always remember all the fun we had for all those years GOD Bless You Sandy Debes (Evansville,In)