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5/14/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Gerold Eugene “Bud” Behne
Gerold Eugene 'Bud' Behne
Gerold Eugene "Bud" Behne, 80, of Calamus died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Christian Free Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Gray officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Calamus.

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Friday May 17, at Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland.

Bud was born May 28, 1932, to Louie and Laura Miller Behne in Dodge County, Minn. He married Marian Thomas in Grand Mound Jan. 6, 1951. She died March 15, 2012. 

Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting, nature shows and going out to eat. He was also a member of the Chrisian Free Lutheran Church in Wheatland, and retired in 1988 after spending 23 years as a welder for the Caterpillar Tractor Co.

He is survived by sons, Randy (Jennifer Rinas) of Tipton and Keith Behne of Clinton; daughters, Cathy (Brian) Licht of Olin and Diana (Geno) Samuel of DeWitt; a granddaughter; two step-grandsons; two step-great-granddaughters; sisters, Geri Schutt of Calamus and Marvel Hamann of Lost Nation; brothers, Lester (Marge) Behne of Wheatland, Lyle (Donna) Behne of Milan, Ill., and Larry (Janice) Behne of Lowden; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Behne of Baldwin and Josephine Behne of Oxford Junction; and a special friend, Betty Schau. 

Bud also was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, two brothers-in-law and a step-grandson.

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