Mar. 29, 1947 New London Waupaca County Wisconsin, USA
Nov. 18, 2009 Waupaca Waupaca County Wisconsin, USA
Gary, age 62, of Waupaca, passed away Wednesday at Crystal River Nursing and Rehab Center. Gary was born the son of Leonard W. & Darlyne (Tyrrell) Behnke. Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during a period of March 1968 to October 1968. On March 9, 1968, Gary married Marlene Maier in Madison. He is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. Gary is survived by his wife, Marlene Behnke of Waupaca; his children, Tom (Ameleah) Behnke of New Lenox, IL, and Sally (Kyle Kenney) Behnke of Ogdensburg, WI; his five grandchildren, April, Sam, Luke, Sarah and Ben; his sister, Gail (Jerome) Stephany of Lomira; and sister-in-law, Betty (Glenn) Fedkenheuer of Sun Prairie, WI. The Funeral Mass was held at Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, between Plover and Waupaca, with Father Daniel Farley officiating. Military Graveside Services were held at Little Wolf Cemetery.