Edgar Fredrick Heinrich Behling, 91 years and 5 ½ months, of Scottsbluff, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Army National Guard. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Memorials in Edgar's honor may be made in care of the church and to the family to be designated at a later time. Online condolences may be left at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.
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Edgar was born on November 26, 1920, in Beemer, Neb., to Julius and Louise (Daberkow) Behling. He graduated from Cumming County High School in West Point, Neb. He served in the Army in Italy during the second World War; from August 1942 until January 1946 He married Esther Green on November 21, 1943, in Scottsbluff.
Edgar's career included driving trucks for Bamrick Trucking, Lichter Duo Rest and being a very likable driver for the Scottsbluff Handi-Bus program.
Survivors include children Sharon (Carl) Ferguson of Hemet, Calif., Carol (Bill) Fedorchik of Gering, Dean (Kathy) Behling of Scottsbluff, Marilyn (Don) Burden of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ken (Lynda) Behling of Billings, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; brothers Ewald (Margaret) Behling, and Julius (Wynona) Behling, Jr.; sisters Julia Langevin, Lois Glade and Lydia Lambrecht; and sisters in-law Esther Green, Florence Green, Kathy Green, and Helen Lambert.
His wife Esther Green, parents Julius and Louise Behling, brothers in-law Artwin Lambrecht, Leroy Langevin, Wyman Glade, Dave Lambert, Albert Green, Reuben Green, Harold 'Whitey' Green, Roger Green, Bob Brehm; and sister in-law Norma Green preceded him in death.
Published in The Star-Herald from May 12 to May 14, 2012