Doris A. Behnke

Behnke, Doris A.

Doris A. Behnke, 81, Brillion, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at West Haven in Brillion. She was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Oshkosh, daughter of the late Edward and Wilhelmina Baier. She married Herbert C. Behnke on March 29, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.

Doris loved to crochet, knit, make Barbie clothes and do jigsaw puzzles. Doris was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.

She is survived by her children, Karen Bissonnette, Susan (Ron) Kleinhans, Sally (Blain) Keuer, Patsy (Dan) Geiger, Peggy (Ron) Shamburek , and Randy Behnke; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna (Bob) Waters; a brother-in-law, Melroy (Joyce) Behnke; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbie, on May 17, 2011; her parents;three brothers, Harold, Eric and Le Roy Baier; two sisters, Viola Ryf and Doris; twin sister, Delores Robinson; as well as a son-in-law, Michael Bissonnette.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Ave, Brillion. The Rev. Ross Henzi will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at West Haven of Brillion, Unity Hospice, and Pastors Henzi and Bourman as well as Pastor Susan Safford Gaul for all of the support given to the family and to mom.

Funeral Home

215 SOUTH MAIN Brillion, WI 54110
(920) 756-2102

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Aug. 7, 2011