Donald L Behne, 87, Kasson
The funeral service for Donald L. Behne, 87, of rural Kasson will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday June
27, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayﬁeld with Rev. Paul Hauschild offici-
ating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayﬁeld with military graveside honors by the Hayﬁeld American Legion Post 330. Mr. Behne died on Friday June 21, 2019 of natu- ral causes at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where he had been a
resident since Tuesday of last week.
Donald Lee Behne was born March 31,
1932 in Claremont, Minn. to Walter and Alice (Wigant) Behne. He moved often with his family as they
farmed in the rural Sargeant and Hayﬁeld areas and attended country school. In
1956 he entered the
U.S. Army serving two years including duty overseas in Germany. Donald married Mary L. Lee on June 26, 1954 at East St. Olaf Lu- theran Church in Rock Dell. Following their
marriage, the couple
lived in Hayﬁeld before moving to rural Hay-
ﬁeld and then to their current farm in 1966, where they raised their family and have continued to make their home. Mr. Behne
was a longtime Kasson area farmer and was also self employed as a milk hauler in earlier years. Mary was a homemaker and was employed in house- keeping at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center for many years. Mrs. Behne died Nov.
7, 2012. Donald was a past member of West St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Hay-
ﬁeld and was a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayﬁeld. He was a member of the Hay-
ﬁeld American Le- gion Post 330. Donald enjoyed taking drives and going on day trips with Mary and also go- ing to antique tractor pulls. He liked watch- ing NASCAR races on TV as well as making
a few trips to various NASCAR races. He loved sitting on the steps at home playing
fetch with his good
friend — his beloved dog Toby. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Donald is survived by four daughters and one son — Vick- ie (Dana) Simonson of Hayﬁeld; Janice Twaddle of Dodge
Center; Karen (Barry) Thompson of Owaton- na; Donald Behne Jr. of rural Kasson and Bonnie (Bob) Butler
of Dodge Center; 13 grandchildren, 25
great grandchildren and one brother — Ronald (Bonnie) Behne of Apache Junction, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents, sister Dorene Abraha- ms and brother Floyd Behne.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayﬁeld on Thursday. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H.
in Stewartville. Condo- lences and memories
of Donald are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com