Leola L. Behrens - 89
10/9/1925 - 9/14/2015
Leola Leone Behrens, age 89, of Clinton, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living. In following Leola’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Andover Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Leola was born on October 9, 1925, the daughter of George and Malinda (Schroeder) Johannsen. She graduated from Miles High School and worked for a short time at Climax Engineering Company in Clinton. Leola married Wilbert Behrens on December 6, 1945. Wilbert passed away on November 21, 2011. After her marriage She was a homemaker and worked the farm with her husband. She was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational Faith. She enjoyed gardening, reading, genealogy and collecting stamps. She was a longtime blood donor having donated more than 25 gallons to the American Red Cross. Leola also taught Sunday school and bible school for several years at the First Presbyterian Church in Miles where she had also served as president of the Presbyterian Women for two terms.
Leola is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Donn) Williams of Phillips, WI, Janet (Wayne) Steen of Phillips, WI and Janelle (Dennis) Eggers of rural Clinton; three sons, Daryl (Laurie) Behrens of Clinton, Jerald (Julee) Behrens of Livingston, TX and Kevin (Laurie) Behrens of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Beth, Dawn, Michael, Jeffrey, Tara, Cory, Chelsea and Joshua; three great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great step-grandchildren and five great-great step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Rodney Johannsen and a sister, Iota Behrens. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Harding Home or Bickford Cottage.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Andover Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.