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
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.,
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