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BEHRENS, Leo 1916-1966


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/24/2014 at 01:51:59

[The Sumner Gazette, Thursday, December 8, 1966]

Leo Behrens, 50 of Waterloo, a former resident of Sumner and a veteran of World War II, died at 11 p.m. Monday at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Friends may call a.t the Kearns-Dykeman Chapel after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Behrens had been a patient at the hospital since January of this year. A post-mortem was scheduled to determine whether his deaith was attributed to an automobile accident in which he was involved in December, 1965, on Highway 63 north of Waterloo at the Dunkerton corner.

He was born in Sumner on August 17, 1916, the son of Henry and Emma Stahlhut Behrens and married Helen Schmadeke on January 22, 1949 in Waterloo. He was employed as a bulldozer operator of the American-Marietta Concrete Materials company for ithe past 19 years until his accident. Mr. Behrens served in New Guinea during World War II as a staff sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Henry, 16 and Robert, 13, both at home; one brother, R. F. Behrens of Sumner; and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Erlckson of Waterloo, Mrs. Bernlce Coleman of Lantana, Florida and Mrs. Lester Golz of Frohna, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Burial at Waterloo Cemetery


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