Passing of Coyote Hall of Famer Kenneth Beringer

Bryan Boettcher, USD Sports Information

Henry Heider Coyote Sports Hall of Famer Kenneth Beringer of Vermillion passed away Wednesday at the age of 90.

Beringer was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Tyndall, South Dakota. He attended high school in Tyndall before attending Kansas State University for one year and afterwards completing his undergraduate degree at Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, South Dakota. He offered in the Militaries. In 1952 he wed JoAnne Baker.

Ken and also JoAnne were USD period ticket owners for greater than 50 years and also were sworn in right into the Hall of Fame in 2017. The couple arrived in Vermillion in 1964 and also invested the majority of three years working as educators, instructors, as well as business managers for the Vermillion Institution Area and USD. JoAnne, that passed in 2019, operated at USD for 24 years as assistant registrar. Ken was the head track as well as area trainer and also an assistant football train at Vermillion Secondary school. He was the Supervisor of Real Estate at USD and also an aide to the superintendent of Vermillion School Area, offering briefly as superintendent.

Ken offered more than 50 years as an authorities and referee throughout the area as well as was designated to 54 high school state competition games. His love of baseball had him training American Myriad sphere for more than 20 years where he reached trainer his 3 boys, Kenneth Joseph, Jeff and Jon.

A public visitation will be held Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion from 5-7 p.m., with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral service Mass will certainly be held at St. Agnes Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the household is asking for memorial contributions be guided to the College of South Dakota athletic department.

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