Gary Behrends - November 20, 2009

Gary Behrends, 60, of Giltner, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Rev. Marta Wheeler officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull.
Memorials may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Gary Dean Behrends, son of Dean LeRoy and Evelyn Katherine (Johnson) Behrends, was born at Hastings on Aug. 9, 1949. He grew up in Giltner and graduated from Giltner High School in 1967.
He married Ruth Dangler. He worked for Hastings Irrigation for 30 years and was employed by NTC Trucking for five years. He married Sharren Hatfield. He was employed by A-1 Fiberglass in Hastings at the time of his illness.
Survivors include his wife, Sharren Behrends of Giltner; two daughters, Michelle (Tim) Dedrick of Hastings and Christine (Kelly) Luedtke of Grand Island; mother, Evelyn Behrends of Giltner; sister, Cheri (Ray) Beck of Hampton; three grandsons, David and Jeff Dedrick and Layne Luedtke; three nieces; four step-daughters, Christi Payne of York, Lori Lovell of Wymore, Amber Finan of Geneva and Jeanette Miller of Hampton; three great-nieces; three great-nephews and 13 step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Fred and Lura Behrends and Harry and Anna Johnson.

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