Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Donald L Behne, 87, Kasson

The funeral servicfor Donald L. Behne, 87, of rural Kasson will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday June

27, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayeld with Rev. Paul Hauschild offici-

ating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayeld 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 Hayeld before moving to rural Hay-

eld 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-

eld and was a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayeld. He was a member of the Hay-

eld 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 Hayeld; 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 Hayeld on Thursday. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H.

in Stewartville. Condo- lences and memories

of Donald are welcome at



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