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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Harold Behnke

   Harold Behnke, 24, night superintendent at the Simplicity Engineering Company plant of Durand and son of George Behnke, president of the concern, died at 7:30 p.m. January 26th in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, after seven weeks' illness. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, January 29th, at 2:30 o'clock from Salem Lutheran Church in Owosso of which Mr. Behnke was a member. The Rev. W. C. Voss pastor of the church, officiated and interment made in Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon.

   Mr. Behnke was born in Gladwin July 4, 1918, the son of George W. Behnke and the late Mrs. Behnke. The family moved to Durand in 1925. He attended the Durand schoolsand the School of Engineering at Angola, Ind. He was married on May 29, 1940, to Miss Josephine Shenk of Durand, who survives. Surviving besides the father and step-mother are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman of Gladwin and Mrs. Kate Behnke of Durand.

   Relatives attending the funeral from Gladwin were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman, Mrs. Albert Klamer, Mr. and Mrs. William Behnke, Mr. and Mrs. August Behnke, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Behnke, Mr. and Carl Behnke, Otto Rabe and son Henry of Rhodes.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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