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Fred Behr


Freddie “Fred” Behr, 83, of DeWitt, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. Burial and military rites will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton.

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Fred was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Clinton, to Fred and Frieda Schroeder Behr. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956. He married Eula May Bradley on Nov. 20, 1955, in West Virginia. After being honorably discharged, the couple moved to DeWitt, where Fred worked for the city of DeWitt and Don Hamdorf Plumbing before starting B&H Sanitation in DeWitt, which he co-owned and operated for 26 years until retirement. Eula preceded him in death March 31, 2009.

Fred served as a volunteer fireman in DeWitt for 26 years, and served on the DeWitt Park Board. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and the Eugene McManus American Legion Post No. 238 in DeWitt.

Fred enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters and great-grandson.

Surviving are a son, Freddie, and his wife, Vicki, of Northfield, Minnesota; his granddaughters, Lauren (Patrick) Wadzinksi of Northfield, and Kelli (Toby) Hoskins of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a great-grandson, Theodore “Teddy” Hoskins; a sister, Clara Lowery, of Delmar; a brother-in-law, Jim Owen of DeWitt; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Eula, Fred was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilma Owen and Carl Schatz.