Alice Irene (Becker) Behrendt

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Alice Irene (Becker) Behrendt, age 91, of Michigan City, IN, passed away on April 14, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospice in Michigan City, IN. Alice was born August 8, 1921 in Logansport, IN to Henry C. and Lola Clara (Bardonner) Becker who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1951 in Logansport, IN, she married Harlan Roy Behrendt who preceded her in death in 2001. Alice is survived by her children: Kenneth Behrendt of Michigan City, IN, Jan Behrendt of Michigan City, IN, and Mark (Julie) Behrendt of Chesterton, IN; six grandsons: Jon, Matt, Andrew, J.J., Tristan, and Chase; three granddaughters: Megan, Katie, and Paige; great grandchildren: Lynn, Josie, Rhea, and Lucas; sister-in-law, Sara Becker of Beaver Creek, OH; and many loving nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Collins; brother, Ralph Becker; infant brother, Christopher Becker; and sister, Doris Prosch. Alice was a graduate of Valparaiso and Purdue Universities. She began her teaching career in Chesterton and was an elementary school counselor for the Michigan City Area Schools where she was honored as a Wall of Fame Educator. Alice was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Michigan City, IN and a longtime board member for Lutheran Family Services. She volunteered at Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, IN and was active in Tri Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, April 19, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home located at 613 Washington St., Michigan City, IN and Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Reverend Matthew Becker and Reverend David Albertin officiating. Burial will take place at McCool Cemetery located at 2700 McCool Rd. in Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. To view guestbook or leave condolences, visit


Published in The Times on Apr. 18, 2013
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