Joshua C. Behling, 33
July 21, 1980 - February 13, 2014
Funeral Services will be 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Joshua C. Behling, age 33, of St. Cloud who passed away unexpectedly on February 13 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Brett Schmidt and Reverend LeRoy Scheierl will officiate. Burial will take place in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 11 a.m. on Thursday all at St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Josh was born on July 21, 1980 in Minneapolis, MN to Paul and Bobbi (Quilling) Behling. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1998. He worked for many years at Gander Mountain, Scott Builders and Capital Granite. He was a natural-born salesman and it led to his ownership of a BluCrate Franchise in central Minnesota. He also was an active member of his community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board and running for the House of Representatives in 2008.
Josh married the love of his life Kari Atkinson on June 18, 2004 in St. Cloud. Together they were blessed with two sons Hunter, age 7, and Hudson, age 3. He will be remembered as an excellent father, devoted husband, loving son and brother and doting uncle.
Josh was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite place to go was "The Cabin" in northern Minnesota with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outside. He had a passion for hockey, both playing and sharing the sport with his sons.
Josh is survived by his wife Kari and sons Hunter and Hudson of St. Cloud, mother Bobbi (Kyle Person) Behling of Cold Spring, sisters Tracy (Don) Zahler of St. Michael, Bari (Cole Vanderlinden) Behling of Glyndon, father and mother-in-law Curt and Karen Atkinson of Sartell, brother-in-laws Troy (Sarah) Atkinson of Litchfield and Ross (Lauren) Atkinson of Clear Lake, 5 nieces and 2 nephews as well as many other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father Paul, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friend Ryan DeWitt.
Memorials are preferred.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 16, 2014