GLEN W. BEHRENS
Glen W. Behrens, 96, of Fort Dodge, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Simpson Health Center at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Friday, June 6, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge with Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #1856 and the Iowa Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday at the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Glen is survived by his five children, Donna (Rev. Larry) Troxel of Quincy, IL, Shirley (Marvin) Morrison of Urbandale, IA, David (Mary) Behrens of Lester Prairie, MN, Ronald (Becky) Behrens of Tiffin, IA, Mark (Sandra) Behrens of Westminster, CA, three step-daughters, Rita (Henry) Milberger of Fort Dodge, Sue (Bill) Busacker of Loveland, CO, and Pat (Mark) Thompson of Fort Dodge; fifteen grandchildren and six step grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; one sister, Lois Biggs of Council Bluffs, IA, and nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, one stillborn son, his brother Don Behrens, one sister Lucille Blomgren, his first wife Fern and his second wife Deloris, one great granddaughter Anna Leah Borg.
Glen Waldo Behrens, the son of Waldow and Albertina (Licht) Behrens, was born January 9, 1918 in Deer Creek Township, the oldest of four children. He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Deer Creek Township and Clare High School. He joined the Iowa National Guard in January 1941. Following the outbreak of war he served overseas 38 months, in Ireland, England, North Africa, and Italy. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and a Bronze Star.
After returning from the war, he worked for various employers, including fifteen years for National Gypsum and sixteen years for the City of Fort Dodge, retiring in 1980.
On November 18, 1945 Glen married Fern Adele Trost. They lived in Deer Creek Township and for many years in Fort Dodge. Fern died on July 9, 1975. On September 4, 1976 he married Deloris (Schulze) Askelson. She died December 17, 2011.
In October 2007 Glen and Deloris moved to Friendship Haven.
He served on several boards at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and enjoyed making many evangelism and elder calls. Later Glen and Deloris made many calls on elderly and widowed persons. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, fishing, singing, and socializing. His greatest loves were His Savior Christ Jesus and his family.
Memorials may be designated for The Lutheran Hour, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Friendship Haven, or the donor’s choice.