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Loretta M Ahrens

F, b. February 25, 1938, d. May 3, 2015

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  • Birth: Loretta M Ahrens was born on February 25, 1938.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold R Behnke were married on October 19, 1957.
  • Death: Loretta M Ahrens died on May 3, 2015, at age 77.
  • Note: Loretta M. Behnke, 77, of the Town of Oconto, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born to the late Lawrence and Anna (Powell) Ahrens February 25, 1938. Loretta married Arnold Behnke October 19, 1957. The couple owned and operated a registered Holstein Dairy Farm for many years. Arnold preceded her in death October 30, 1992.

    Loretta was a member and taught Sunday School at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lena for over 30 years. She was a member and officer of the Home and Community Education Association of Oconto County for decades. Loretta had also been supervisor for the Oconto County Fair and enjoyed needle work and quilting.

    Loretta is survived by 6 children, Kevin (Wendy) Behnke, Lynn (John) Ritter, Darwin (Chris) Behnke, Lori Behnke, Wade (Jackie) Behnke, Zane (Bridget) Behnke, 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

    Friends may call at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lena Thursday, May 7th from 2 P.M. until the time of the Funeral Service at 4 P.M. with Pastor Ryan Landwehr officiating. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.

Arnold R Behnke

M, b. November 28, 1910, d. October 30, 1992

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  • Birth: Arnold R Behnke was born on November 28, 1910.
  • Marriage: He and Loretta M Ahrens were married on October 19, 1957.
  • Death: Arnold R Behnke died on October 30, 1992, at age 81.

Kevin Behnke

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Wendy Unknown

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Lynn Behnke

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Family: John Ritter

John Ritter

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Family: Lynn Behnke

Darwin Charles Behnke

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Christine Ann Decloux

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Lori Behnke

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Wade Behnke

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Jackie Unknown

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Family: Wade Behnke

Zane Kendall Behnke

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Bridget Unknown

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Keith Anthony Ahrens

M, b. January 4, 1944, d. August 3, 1995

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  • Birth: Keith Anthony Ahrens was born on January 4, 1944.
  • Death: He died on August 3, 1995, at age 51.

Louis Lawrence Ahrens

M, b. 1939, d. January 19, 1987

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  • Birth: Louis Lawrence Ahrens was born in 1939.
  • Death: He died on January 19, 1987, at age ~48, in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co, Texas.

Harold J VanderLeest

M, b. July 4, 1939, d. May 1, 2015

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  • Birth: Harold J VanderLeest was born on July 4, 1939 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on April 22, 1961.
  • Death: He died on May 1, 2015, at age 75, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Harold J. Vander Leest, 75, Green Bay, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born on July 4, 1939 in Green Bay to the late John and Florence (Wellens) Vander Leest. After graduating from Green Bay West High School in 1957, Harold honorably served in the United States Navy. When he returned home to Green Bay, he began a 34 year career at Moore Business Forms (Response Graphics).

    On April 22, 1961 he married Barbara A. Sherwood in Green Bay. The family pursued many business ventures together. Harold had many friends in the "Nifty Fifties". He also enjoyed attending an occasional NASCAR race.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara; five children, Lenora "LeeAnn" (Mike) Proctor, Steven (Jenni) Vander Leest, Patricia (Russ) Schaefer of Hudson, Linda Bramer, Michael (Theresa) Vander Leest ; 13 grandchildren, Justin, Kurt, Nicholas, Mitch, Katie, Natalie, Ryan, Britney, Tyler, Jenna, Rebecca (fiancé, James Johnston and his son, Jacob), Anna, and Richard; two great-grandchildren, Kendra and Jiovanni; four brothers, Roger (Kitty), Robert (Bonnie), John (Virginia), Vernon (Lori) Vander Leest; nieces, nephews, cousins, son-in-law, Donn Bramer and other relatives and friends.

    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue and continue on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:30 am with Pastor Alvin Vander Leest officiating. Military honors to follow. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Harold's name.

    The family would like to thank the Veteran's Affairs, Dr. Mark Jenson and his entire staff for their years of dedication and commitment to Harold's health and comfort, including the sweet Hospice staff that made his final days at home comfortable and pleasant.

Lenora (LeAnn) VanderLeest

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Michael Proctor

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Steven VanderLeest

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Jenni Unknown

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Patricia VanderLeest

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Russell Schaefer

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Linda Marie VanderLeest

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Michael Richard VanderLeest

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