Edward J. ĎEdí Behling

Aug. 13, 1947 - April 28, 2011

Edward J. "Ed" Behling of Waukesha was born to eternal life Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the age of 63. He was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Milwaukee, the son of Russell and the late Yvonne (nee Bresina) Behling.

He was a faithful member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir and was active with the garden club. In 2007, he retired from Miller Brewing Co., after many years of service.

He was the devoted and loving husband of Christine "Chris" (nee Butkowski) Behling, who preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2007.

He is survived by his father, Russell Behling; his aunt, Marian Demers; and a niece, cousins and many friends. Ed will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, Lucy (Dan) Buretta and Jean (Kim) Trippler; brother-in-law, Ed (Rose) Butkowski; special nieces and nephews, Anne (Jason) Horak, Emily Buretta, Kate Buretta, Jake Trippler and Jessica Trippler; and his great-nephew, Orion Horak.

He was also a dear friend to Paulette (the late Lyle) Schmadl, and an "uncle" to Steven (Anne) Schmadl and Robert (Sarah) Schmadl.

In addition to his wife and mother, he was preceded in death by his brother Tom and sister Debbie.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, May 7, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha. Burial of cremated remains will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Edís name are appreciated to the Arthritis Foundation WI Chapter, 1650 S. 108th St. West Allis, WI 53214.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.

You will always be our special "Wiggy."