|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2009|
Doris Jean (Brubaker) Behnke entered the gates of heaven on September 12, 2009 while her family surrounded her with their everlasting love.
Jean was born to Ralph and Josephine Brubaker on June 17, 1924. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Kinne of Harrison, MI. Jean married Richard E. Behnke on July 11, 1954, to whom she was deeply devoted and deeply missed since the Lord called him home August 25, 2005.
After residing in Gladwin all of their lives, Dick and Jean moved to the Masonic Pathways retirement home in 2004. Following Dick's passing, Jean enjoyed volunteering, Bible studies, choir, and special friends until her health began to fail her late in 2005. Jean resided at the Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant the last few weeks of her earthly life.
Jean retired in 1987 as Magistrate of the 80th District Court in Gladwin, after 18 years of public service. Jean was also previously employed during the 50's and 60's at Burkhart Insurance, in the early 50's at Dow Chemical, in the late 40's for MI Bell as a telephone operator, and in the mid 40's as a dental assistant. She graduated from GHS in 1942 as Valedictorian of her class and was awarded a full 4-year scholarship at Central Michigan College. Jean was a life-long member of the Gladwin First United Methodist Church, and an active member of the Gladwin community. She held innumerable fond memories of her family, extended family, and friends over the years. Jean always had a special fondness for young people and their accomplishments, and consistently expressed her loving support and encouragement.
Rudolph "Ralph" Henry Brubaker (1885 - 1962)
Josephine Madill Brubaker (1887 - 1968)
Richard Edwin Behnke (1932 - 2005)*
Barbara J Brubaker Kinne (1917 - 2006)*
Doris Jean Brubaker Behnke (1924 - 2009)
Created by: Thomas Ladner
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
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