Carol M. Behn, 88
May 23, 1929 — Dec. 11, 2017

Carol M. Behn (nee Mahr), 88, of West Bend, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice.

She was born May 23, 1929, to the late Jay and Margaret (nee Amos) Mahr in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Berkley Prep school in Brooklyn. Carol went on to attend Green Mountain College in Vermont. She was united in marriage to John C. Behn Jr. In 1965, they moved to Chicago and had a cottage at Timmer’s Resort on Big Cedar Lake where she spent 50 happy summers. She raised her four children and two grandchildren. Carol was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in West Bend. She enjoyed cooking, spending time at the cottage and at Timmer’s. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her three most important things were faith, family and food. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Those Carol leaves behind to cherish her memory include her four children, Peter (Gail) Behn of West Bend, Evelyn (Bradley) Simmons of Plano, Texas, Barbara (Joaquin Sanchez) Behn of Baltimore and John “Jay” (Kelly) Behn of Arlington Heights, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Behn, Stephanie (Ryan) Laufer, Jennifer (Jim) Harper, Michael (Sally) Behn, Elisabeth (Patrick) Gettleman, Thomas (Adrienne) Behn, Christine (Kyle) Casetta, John “Johnny” Behn and Emily Behn; six great-grandchildren, Zachary Behn, Jake Behn, Maxwell Harper, Evan Behn, Josephine Behn and Isabella Casetta; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John C. Behn Jr.; her brother, Jay Mahr; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Mahr and Barbara Mahr; and a nephew, Jay Bekeley Mahr.

A memorial service in remembrance of Carol will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. James Episcopal Church, 148 S. Eighth Ave., West Bend.

The Behn family would like to thank Mary Immekus and The Kathy Hospice for all their help and care.

Memorials to St. James Episcopal Church or The Kathy Hospice in Carol’s name are appreciated by the family.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Carol’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at