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Larry L. Behlendorf

1930 ~ 2022 (age 91)


Larry L. Behlendorf, 91, died peacefully on March 2nd, 2022, of cancer. He was born in 1930 in Cudahy, Wisconsin, to parents Earl and Dorothy Behlendorf.

Larry attended Boys Trade and Technical High School (Boys Tech) in Milwaukee where he became a plumber. Larry then served two years in the Army during the Korean War. Afterwards, he worked in Wind Lake, Wisconsin for, and later became owner of, Behlendorf Plumbing and Heating until retirement, when he moved and built a home in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

In Wisconsin Larry enjoyed duck and deer hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and camping. In retirement he loved fishing, gardening, cribbage, and his volunteer job at Bella Vista Recycling Center. Larry was a member of Norway Lutheran Church in Wind Lake and a member of United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista.

Larry is survived by his wife, Catherine (married 65 years); daughters Cindy Behlendorf, Suzanne Buntrock, Lisbeth Behlendorf; son Steven Behlendorf; sister Diane (W. Alan) Ehr; brother Doug (Linda) Behlendorf; grandchildren Clare, Jacob, Sarah, and Joshua and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Northwest Medical Center and Circle of Life Hospice for their dedication and care.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715.

Larry Behlendorf died this past March in Bella Vista, AR. Per his wishes, and those of Catherine (Hendricksen) Behlendorf, he was cremated. A service will be held in his memory in Eagle, WI and, following the service, his ashes will be interred at the nearby cemetery where several Hendricksen family members are also buried. After a short ceremony at the cemetery, lunch will be held in Eagle.

Date, Time, and Location of Memorial Service: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10 AM at the Gibson Funeral Home, located at 103 W Eagle Street, Eagle, WI 53119 (262-594-2442)
Cemetery Information: Oak Ridge Cemetery, 501 Elkhorn Road, Eagle, WI 53119 (Located on the west side of Highway 67, south of Eagle)
Post-Service Luncheon: Rustix, 105 W Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119
You are invited to join family and friends in celebrating Larry’s long and memorable life. If you can, please rsvp for lunch by June 1 so that an approximate number of guests can be given to the restaurant. If you miss the rsvp deadline, please come anyway. Attire can be casual. Green Bay Packer, plumbing, or fishing logo shirts are also an option.
RSVP for lunch to: Suzanne Buntrock, 303-880-8426 (cell/text)
If you have questions, you can call Suzanne or one of the following family members:
Catherine Behlendorf, 479-876-6326 (landline)
Steve Behlendorf, 920-904-0249 (cell/text)
Lisbeth Behlendorf, 262-309-1884 (cell/text)
Gibson Funeral Home, 262-594-2442 (landline/office)


Memorial Service
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Gibson Family Funeral Home
103 West Eagle Street
Eagle, WI 53119

Interment Following the Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

Oak Ridge Cemetery
Highway 67 (Elkhorn Rd)
Eagle, WI 53119

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