Lois Behnke Obituary

Lois A. Behnke
Lois A. Behnke

October 31, 1935 - March 6, 2015
Resided in Marinette, WI


Lois A. Behnke, 79, of Marinette, passed away Friday afternoon, March 6, 2015, at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1935 in Marinette, the daughter of Otto and Alma (Schmidt) Lund.
Lois spent her early life on the family homestead in the Harmony area and graduated from Peshtigo High School with the Class of 1953. She moved to Marinette and began employment with The Ansul Co. On May 19, 1956, she married Donald L. Behnke at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo. They resided in Marinette all of their married life. Donald preceded her in death on December 20, 2000.
Lois was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marinette where she was part of the Sunshine Club, the Mission Sewing Group and Ladies Aid. Walking and working in her garden along with baking, traveling, watching football, sewing, Wednesday morning Bible class and teddy bears were all thing she enjoyed very much. Time with family and friends was cherished.
Lois is survived by her children, Steven (Agnes) Behnke of Kaukauna and Kara Behnke (Andrew Green) of Marinette; three granddaughters, Kristina, Nicole and Abbie; one sister, Dorothy (Karl) Bergeson of Peshtigo; and one brother, Larry (Cynthia) Lund of Harmony.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 4 until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 14th at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m with funeral services to follow. The Rev. Jon Tesch and the Rev. Frederick Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.




Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
Marinette, WI
Friday, March 13, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Marinette, WI
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11:00 AM