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Benedict J. "Ben" Behrle


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Benedict J. "Ben" Behrle Obituary
Behrle, Benedict J. Ben born March 3, 1921 passed to Eternal Glory on August 30, 2014. His beloved spouse and soul mate of 66 years, Josephine Jo (Busken) Behrle, preceded him earlier this year. Born and raised in Highland, MO Ben enlisted in the US Army Air Corps serving 1942 - 1945 in World War II. Devoted father of David (Patricia) Behrle, Lois Bagwell, and Thomas (Dale) Behrle; cherished grandfather of Karen (Frank) Dawson and Melissa Behrle (Theresa Vela); proud greatgrandpa of Julia and Alexis Dawson. Ben and Jo resided in their Arnold, MO home for 53 years and were members of Immaculate Conception parish. The loving couple then moved into Bethesda Terraces community in Oakville, enjoying the friendships of fellow residents, the staff and their caregivers. Ben was the youngest and last survivor of 11 siblings born of Charles and Mary Rosa (Seiferd) Behrle: J. Edgar Behrle, M. Esta Behrle (Gephardt), Arthur Behrle, Mary (Behrle) Siroky, L. Homer Behrle, F. Hubert Behrle, Emmett Behrle, Oscar Behrle, William Behrle, and Herbert Behrle. Services: A Memorial Mass for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 13, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on 4556 Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO 63129 at 10 a.m.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2014
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