Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
August Behnke

   August J. Behnke, 80, of 230 N. Arcade St., Gladwin, died Saturday, June 2, in the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Princeton, Minn., on September 26, 1903, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. He had been a partner in Behnke's Auto Parts for several years. Mr. Behnke was a charter member of the Gladwin Development Corporation. He was married to the former Myrtle Wood on October 26, 1924, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death January 14, 1980.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Matt (JoAnn) Gatzweller of Jackson and Mrs. Leonard (Connie) Corneya of Whitehall; 2 brothers, Clarence of Gladwin and Edward of Durand; and 8 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and entombment was in the Highland Mausoleum.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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