September 18, 1952 - September 09, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:30 am at The Church of St. Benedict in Avon, MN for Herb Beuning, 63, who died surrounded by his family on September 9, 2016 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN. The Rev. Gregory Miller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm on Tuesday, September 13, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday, all at the church in Avon. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon.

Herb was born on September 18th, 1952 in Little Falls, MN to Anthony and Alvina (Roerick) Beuning. Herb was united in marriage to Laura Gieske on June 21st, 1975 at St. Mary’s Church in Melrose, MN.

Herb began his life as a truck driver when he was 16 years old, working for his dad’s sawmill driving logging truck. He drove for numerous companies throughout his earlier driving years, before he and Laurie started their business, Lake Region Trucking, which they operated for more than 25 years. From an early age, he always loved trucks, and came to love Peterbilts in particular. He drove in every state in the U.S., with the exception of Hawaii, logging over 10 million miles in his lifetime. Herb’s happiest times were spent enjoying the outdoors, fishing and hunting, taking road trips, joking with family and friends, spending time on the North Shore, cutting and splitting wood, playing with his grandchildren, and eating ice cream every chance he got.

Herb is survived by his wife, Laurie, his children, Jenny Beuning, Debbie (Tom) Seidl, Sara (Cody) Winter, Trisha Beuning, and Scott (Jamie) Beuning; siblings, Marcella (Bob) Irby, Evelyn (Mike) Budde, and Leroy (Kathy) Beuning; grandchildren Brandon, Grant, Gavin, Ashlee, Brycen and Brooke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Alvina.

A special thank you goes out to the extraordinary staff and volunteers at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. We are so grateful to have had you all with us on this journey. “Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear or fight it, became our teachers about life.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Herb’s name to Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta are preferred.