Obit: Behling, Milton E. (1922 - 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Behling, Westberg, Niemi, Sullivan, Nordman, Entenmanns

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Wed, Dec 29, 2004

Behling, Milton E. (16 Sept. 1922 - 27 Dec. 2004)

CITY POINT - Milton E. Behling, 82, of City Point died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

The body will be cremated at his request and there will be no services. Private committal will be in City Point Cemetery.

Buchanan Funeral Home of Pittsville is assisting the family.

He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Westboro to Emil and Emily (Westberg) Behling. Milton was educated in Westboro schools. Growing up, he lived on a farm, drove milk truck and worked as a cheesemaker at Labbs Cheese Factory in Westboro.

Milton entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 9, 1942, working with light infantry trucks in the Battle of the Bulge in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland and central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal, serving in the 121st Infantry Regiment until 1945.

Returning home, Milt went back to cheesemaking until 1951. On Feb. 22, 1947, he married Ruth Niemi in Westboro. The couple had one son, Russell. Ruth died July 29, 1949. Milt was appointed undersheriff of Taylor County from 1952 to 1956. He then started in road construction, working for Cape Construction. From 1957 until 1982, he worked for John L. Sullivan as a finisher and from 1983 to 1989 for Trierweiler Construction. He retired in the fall of 1989. Soon becoming bored, he went to work for Bar-B Truck Stop in Black River Falls from 1990 to 1997.

Milton married Norma Nordman of City Point on March 20, 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Behling of City Point; son, Russell (Sandy) Behling of Ogema; granddaughter, Kim (Guy) Entenmanns; two grandsons, Dan (Casandra) Behling and Don (Jodi) Behling; and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nine stepdaughters and five stepsons; 30 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Ruth; two brothers; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one son-in-law.



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