LeRoy H. Behling, 90LeRoy Hilbert Behling, age 90, of Hudson, Wis., passed away on Sept. 5 at United Hospital in St. Paul.
LeRoy Hilbert Behling, age 90, of Hudson, Wis., passed away on Sept. 5 at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Lee was born on Dec. 10, 1921, to Paul and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Behling in Milwaukee, Wis. Following his education at Bayview High School in Milwaukee and earning a bachelor's degree at UW-Madison, he was united in marriage on May 23, 1953, to Ingrid M. Hagenstein. This marriage would be blessed with two children. He worked as a business manager for the UW-Milwaukee School of Education, retiring in 1980. Lee also served in WWII as a staff sergeant. Lee lived in the Milwaukee area until 2001 when he moved to Hudson.
Lee was an avid Wisconsin sports fan, especially the Milwaukee Braves (later renamed the Brewers), Green Bay Packers, and the Wisconsin Badgers. He loved music and enjoyed gardening. Above all, he was devoted to his family and his faith in the church, serving in many leadership positions. He was also dedicated to church camp ministry.
LeRoy is survived by his daughter, Laura Ida of Hudson; his son Kurt (Nancy) of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Paul Ida of Menomonie, Marie (Jordan) Howard, and a great-grandson, Leyton Lee Howard of Stoughton. He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Jason (Alicen) Gardner and Sara (Patrick) Regan, and four step-great-grandchildren, Emily, Beau, Brody, and Blake, all of Milwaukee, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ingrid; his second wife, Lois (Werner); and his siblings, Alfred, Melvin, Edwin, Harvey, Esther, Lillian, and Paul.
Visitation and prayer service was held at O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson, Wis., on Sunday, Sept. 9. Visitation and funeral service was held at The Church of the Good Hope in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Memorials are suggested to the Wisconsin United Methodist Camp Foundation.
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