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OBITUARY: Marvin A. Behnke

Marvin A. Behnke, age 90, of Kaukauna (previously of Brillion), took the hand of his Father and was led home on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

He was born on June 7, 1928, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Boldt) Behnke. Marvin was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was a strong Christian for the army of the Lord. Marvin had a beautiful voice, and he used his God-given talents in times of worship and also for fun. After farming, he was employed at Gruett’s Inc. in Potter, WI for many years until his retirement.

Marvin is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Kathleen (Genal) Behnke; children: Cindy (Mike) Triggs, Dennis (Lynn) Behnke, Wendy (Scott) Mader, Kevin (Laura) Behnke, Stefanie Lorbiecki and Anne (Jeff) Gruett; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister, LaVerne Schwahn; brothers and sisters-in-law: Lauraine Bruss, David (Carol) Genal and Nancy (Dallas) Niermeyer; his special buddy, Sunshine; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret; his first wife, Cecilia (Schultz) Behnke; a granddaughter, Angela Behnke; two sisters and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 15, 2018, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 705 E. Greenfield Drive, Little Chute, with Rev. Ronald Szep officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Brillion Town Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit

The Behnke family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the entire staff at Ascension-St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Dr. Dogra and Nurse Lindy for all of the compassionate care. Also a thank you to Pastor Ronald Szep for his compassion and spiritual support. Lastly, a special thank you to Home Instead Senior Care for the wonderful care given to Marvin at his home.



101 Canal Street

Little Chute 788 3321


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