Oscar W. Behrend, 85

Oscar W. Behrend, 85, of West Bend died on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Vitas Hospice in Milwaukee.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1925 in Milwaukee to the late Oscar and Erma (nee Pape) Behrend.

During World War II, Oscar served with the United States Navy. Following his discharge, he returned to the Milwaukee area.

On April 30, 1949, he was united in marriage to La-Verne Zsido. The couple lived in Milwaukee, Jackson and Arkansas prior to settling in West Bend 13 years ago.

Survivors include his wife LaVerne; one son Jeff (Diana); one grandson Jared; one sister-in-law Dolores Marschke; a niece, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Private family services will be held at Wisconsin Memorials Park.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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