Obit: Behm, John Arthur #2 (1920 - 2004)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Behm, Meyer, Leszewski, Portnoy, Burns

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, WI.) April 7, 2004

Behm, John Arthur (April 5, 1920 - March 26, 2004)

John Arthur Behm, age 83, of Thorp passed away Friday, March 26, 2004 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thorp Funeral Home Chapel with Luther Raine and Kevin Killiam officiating. Burial followed the services at East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arvid Behm, Stanley Behm, Sydney Behm, Jim Portnoy, Russell Schmitt and John Andrews.

John Arthur Behm was born on April 5, 1920 in Tigerton, WI to August and Olga (Meyer) Behm and was educated at area schools. He was united in marriage to Helen Leszewski on February 16, 1944 in Medford, WI. They moved to the Town of Withee, rural Thorp, in 1945 where they farmed very successfully for over 43 years. They later moved to the City of Thorp in 1988 where Art resided until his death. Among his favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Helen; one sun Russell (Debbie) Behm and four grandchildren, all of Thorp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Behm and two sisters, Adeline Portnoy and Ida Burns.



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