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Steven R. Behrends Dec. 15, 1945 – June 11, 2017

Jun 14, 2017

RINGSTED – A memorial service for Steven R. Behrends, 71, of Ringsted will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Ringsted Community Center with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating. Interment will be at Ringsted Memorial Cemetery. He passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Steven R. Behrends, the son of Harvey S. and Marcella (Knudson) Behrends, was born Dec. 15, 1945, in Estherville.

He attended school in the Ringsted school system.

Over the years he was employed as a mechanic for many, but most years were spent at Blachowski Truck Line and Stall’s Farm and Home. He retired in 2007.

He belonged to the Presbyterian Church in Ringsted. Steve’s highlight and enjoyment was taking his dogs for daily rides and stopping out at Bernie Rezac’s shop. Steve was known for his big heart and would do anything for anybody.

Steven is survived by his children, Bridget Behrends of Yankton, S.D., Annette (Bryan) Mahin of Elk Point, S.D., Joe (Jinel) Morris, Toby (Darcey) Morris, Tim (Jonay) Morris, Amy (Travis) Stouffer, and Amanda Morris; several grandchildren; mother, Marcella Jellema of Worthington, Minn.; brothers, Gerald (Sheri) Behrends of Wallngford, Monty Behrends of Worthington, Minn.; sisters, Janice Onnen of Sheldon, Caroline Garoutte of Ringsted, Diana (Tom) Tirevold of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Pearl (Gale) Adolph of Odessa, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his second wife, Dixie Behrends, his special friend Elsie Morris, his father, Harvey, his brothers David and Ronald, and several aunts and uncles.