KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Robert C. "Bob" Behrens, 87, of Kansas City, passed away Friday, July 5, at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Mo.
He was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Chicago, to George and Jessica (Mabes) Behrens.
He graduated from Crystal Lake High School and then attended the University of Illinois
in Chicago. He attended medical and surgical school at Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., and Finney Medical School.
He served his country in the United States Army. Bob was a medical and surgical technician during World War II
with the Army Medical Corps and helped soldiers in China, Burma and India. Bob later managed the Great American Insurance Company in Kansas City for 33 years.
He also had worked for the Social Security Administration and as a real estate agent in both Kansas City and Branson, Mo.
Over his life, Bob had been involved with several organizations including the American Legion in Independence, Mo., and as a member of the Real Estate Board. He was past president of the Administrators Management Society in Kansas City, had been a board member of School District 38 in Lake County, and served on the advisory board of the Kansas Junior College in Kansas City, Kan. He also was an elder with St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Branson.
Bob also enjoyed square dancing and round dance clubs.
Bob is survived by his children, Mark Behrens of Independence, Scott Behrens of Crystal Lake and Karen Behrens of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Gloria Scholz of McHenry and Patricia Knights and Debra Kimson, both of Belleville; one brother, Richard Behrens of Lansing, Kan.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Loyd and George Jr.; and his wife, Rita Behrens.
The visitation will be from noon Thursday, July 11, until the service at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, 1638 E. Highway 76, Branson. Burial will follow in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson.
For information, call the funeral home at 417-334-3670.