David R. BehnkeIssue Date: May 6, 2020
David R. Behnke, 66, of Peshtigo passed away Monday, April 27th, 2020.
Born Feb. 4th, 1954, son of the late Harvey and Angeline (Bovin) Behnke, he married Cynthia (Hass) Behnke on Aug. 1st, 1975 in Menominee.
David lived his life with a strong passion in everything he set out to do. He loved making connections, sharing his beliefs and creating experiences that are life-lasting for everyone involved.
Throughout his life, his interactions were purposeful and intense. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His drive to explore and experience took him on a path of meeting and becoming an integral part of many different communities.
David was a Hunter, Fisherman, Marksman, Musician, Ordained Minister, Motocross Racer and Scuba Instructor. Outside of these numerous interests, many know him best for his generosity and ability to help those around him find their own passion.
David shared his energy universally. He brought excitement with him wherever he went. The largest recipient of this energy was his family. His time with his wife, children and grandchildren were at the center of his world. His undivided attention was frequently felt when he drank coffee on the balcony with his wife. Or, when he shared his life insights with his children who became accomplished, family-oriented adults, which he was so proud of.
He became the best grandparent one could ask for, introducing hobbies galore to the grandkids, all while taking on new interests like legos and coloring, Ninja Warrior, Mario Cart and playing hair salon with the girls.
This passion was brought to family functions over the years that brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews will cherish forever.
David is survived by his wife Cynthia; his grand-puppy, Ninja; a son, Keith (Beth) Behnke and their children, Blake and Lilah; a daughter, Krissy (Ryan) Lillie and their children, Mason and Alexis; a sister, Mary Lou (Bernie) Hanna and his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Donald and Jane Hass.
A special thank you goes out to those at Aurora Cancer Care for their compassion over the last few years.
Due to the current pandemic, a Celebration of Life is being planned and is tentatively being planned for this summer. Watch the funeral home website.www.berthandrosenthal.com for more information.
From the singer David Crosby, "You've got nothing more valuable than time. Time is the final currency. Not money, not power."
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