Daryl D. Behn, 85, Austin

Published 3:58 pm Saturday, April 23, 2011

Daryl Behn

Daryl Duane Behn, 85, of Austin, went to be with his Lord and Savior while a patient at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Thursday morning, April 21.

Daryl was born Feb. 16, 1926, to Rudolph and Martha (Knaack) Behn in Myrtle, Minnesota. He grew up in the Oakland area and married Mavis Nyenhuis on Dec. 16, 1949, in Oakland. Daryl enjoyed farming and mowing the lawn with his John Deere riding mower.

They spent winters in Apache Junction, Ariz. Mavis passed away in 1997. Daryl married Pauline Loe in July 1999, in Arizona. She died December of 2004. A member of First Baptist Church, Daryl was involved in many leadership areas of church. He loved his family and had many friends.

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Survivors include one son: Paul (Kathy) Behn, Austin; daughter: Caryl (Craig) Benedix, Mantorville; seven grandchildren: Andrea Olson (Troy Crawford), Natalie (Ben) Bushaw, Lyn (Jason) Merritt, Kristen (Zach) Knox, Kelly (Matt) Wiese, Christine (David) Yust and Cal Benedix; eight great-grandchildren: Owen and Logan Bushaw, Jasilyn, Payton and Brayden Merritt, Parker and Paxton Knox, Lilly and Izzabelle Wiese; brother: Leonard (Ruth) Behn, Grand Rapids, Mich.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Mavis in 1997 and Pauline in 2004.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at First Baptist Church in Austin with The Reverend David Johnson officiating. Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home, Austin from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. The family prefers memorials to First Baptist Church Bass Lake Camp near Winnebago. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.