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Ben H. Behrens

Mar 25, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — A memorial service for Ben H. Behrens, 86, of Estherville will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Waren Baker officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church only on Saturday. Military rites will be held by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 of Estherville.

He died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Ben H. Behrens, the son of Herman and Tena (Heronemus) Behrens, was born Sept. 10, 1921, near Little Rock.

Left to cherish Ben’s memory are his wife, Evelyn, of Estherville; his children, Linda Converse and her husband, Frederick, of Springfield, Mo., Bruce Behrens of Marshfield, and Timothy Behrens and his wife, Barbara, of East Troy, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Kim McRae, Gregory, Jeffrey and Jason Converse, Tabitha Behrens, Isaac, Jacob and Lacey Behrens, and Nicholas Behrens; 10 great-grandchildren, Clarissa and Lonnie Shaw, Leslie Lois Nelson, Aurora and Benjamin Converse, Oscar Behrens, Isabella Converse, Brittany Converse, Cody Converse, and Serenity Converse; and brother and sisters, Alvin “Butch” Behrens and his wife, Arlene of Estherville, Irene Groote of Spencer, and Verdella Igou of San Jose, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceeding Ben in death were his daughter, Roxanne; grandson, Steven Behrens; parents; brother, Robert; and brothers-in-law, Milton Groote, Rolland Igou, and Gene Schultz.

In lieu of flowers the family is suggests that memorial donations be directed to Avera Holy Family Hospice or Rosewood Manor.

On-line condolences may be sent to: www.henryolsonfuneral.com