Norman H. Behling of Hartford/Slinger passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at his home. He was 76 years old.
He was born on July 26, 1933 in the town of Rubicon to William and Emma (Edna) Behling. He married Josephine “Josie” Cartus on Nov. 24, 1960 at Holy Angels Church in West Bend.
Norman was a wonderful grandfather, father and husband. He grew up working on farms and later drove produce trucks. He was a volunteer fireman for Hartford in the early 70s. He worked at Midas International Stamping, where he was a spot welder for more than 25 years until he retired. He was an avid sports fan. He loved rooting for those Cubbies and watching auto racing and the Packers. He was a collector of M&Ms memorabilia and trains.
He is survived by his children, Connie (Scott) Metz of Hartford, Robin (Kenneth) Yurske of Hartford and Joseph Behling of Hartford; one precious grandchild Victoria Metz; his brother Roy (Ruth) Behling of Iron Ridge; his sister, Jean (Wayne) Koester of Hustisford; his sisters-in-law, Edna Behling of Newark, Ohio, Marie Behling of Slinger, Shirley Behling of Sheboygan Falls and Katherine (Ronald) Schlefke of Nekoosa; his brother-in-law David Sauer of Campbellsport. He is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Norman is preceded in death by his wife Josephine “Josie” in 2007; his parents; four brothers George, Edward, Lloyd and Ronald Behling; two sisters-in-law, Violet Behling and Marie Sauer; a niece, Jeanette Schmidt; and a nephew, Scott Schlefke.
Funeral services for Norman will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, with the Rev. Ricky Schroeder officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m.
Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.
Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. 673-9500, www.shimonfuneralhome.com.