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James Behrens


1949 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
James Behrens Obituary
November 23, 1949 - December 18, 2017 Jim Behrens (aka "Jungle Jim") died in his home in North Hills, CA, on December 18, 2017 due to complications from throat cancer. He was 68. He is survived by his son (Shannon), daughter (Sherri), significant other (Maureen), brother (Paul), and 8 grandchildren. He was a professional drummer, a member of the Air Force, an operating engineer, a recording engineer, a professional actor, and a professional photographer. He was a talented West Coast Swing dancer even when he weighed close to 400 lbs. and was almost 70. He was extremely outgoing and would spend hours hanging out with his friends at restaurants or listening to live music. He was stubborn and prideful, yet at the same time giving, loving, and honest. A memorial will be held on January 31st, 2-5PM at Bastian and Perrott, Oswald Mortuary at 18728 Parthenia St., Northridge, CA 91324.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2018
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