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Ed Behrends, Sioux Falls, SD, died January 19, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, following a short illness. He was 82.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Gunn in Sioux Falls on January 19, 1952. After proudly serving in the US Army, he began working for Horner Box Company, which later became Smurfit-Stone Container. He retired from the company in 1990, after 36 years. Ed was a member of St. Michael Parish, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and the DAV.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Pat Behrends, Sioux Falls, SD; son, Dave Behrends (Susan), Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Cathy Cole (Greg), Columbus, NE, Lisa Behrends, Yankton, SD; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lynn Graves; and nephew, Larry Behrends (Jeanne). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and a nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Legion, VFW, or the Children's Care Hospital.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Thursday evening and a 6:30pm Prayer Service at Miller West, 6200 W. 41st Street.
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 21, 2014