THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Reuben L. Behrendt
Issue Date: February 21, 2019
Reuben L. Behrendt, 61, of Marinette, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Feb. 23, 1957, to the late James and Frances (James) Behrendt in California, he married Billie Jo Anderson on March 13, 1976 in Marinette and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2005. He worked as a painter at Marinette Marine since 1976.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and when his boys were younger, the demolition derby.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Myra) Behrendt of Stephenson and Michael Behrendt of Marinette; five grandchildren; a great-grandson and two brothers, Dawane and Dave Zarling.
In addition to his parents and wife, Billie Jo, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and John.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Mellen Township Cemetery.