Lester Raymond Behrends Sr Lester Raymond Behrends Sr

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Lester Raymond Behrends Sr, 93

September 28, 1923 to February 26, 2017

Lester Raymond Behrends, Sr, 93 of Tiskilwa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Lester was born on September 28, 1923 to John and Fannie Behrends of Hanna City, IL

He married Ester Mae Hull on May 3, 1944. Lester was very proud to share with others the love story that he and Ester had for nearly 73 years.

They are the parents of Janet (Dale) Fox, Margaret Copher, Lester (Cindy) Behrends, Jr. and Ronald (Eileen) Behrends all of Tiskilwa, John (Lynn) Behrends of Moline, IL, Bob (Carol) Behrends of Crystal Lake, IL, Rick (Joyce) Behrends of Monroe, Washington, and Donald (Shelley) Behrends of Amboy, IL. He has 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Reaka DeWeerth, Tena Reinholtz, Henritta Burt and Anna Stange; two brothers, Henry Behrends and Cornelius Behrends who died in infancy.

Lester and Ester farmed for many years in various locations. They settled in Tiskilwa on the current farm in 1971

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Cremation Rites have been accorded.
A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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  • butterfly"We are so sorry for your loss. May God's love and grace sustain you through this time of loss."Tribute from: Deb and Jeff Wood
    March 8, 2017
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  • lily"We hope it comforts you to know your grief is shared by all of us. Uncle Lester was such a dear person - he will be sorely missed. His thoughts, hopes and dreams will live on! Sending hugs and love to all of you!"Tribute from: Gary & Jane Detoye
    March 2, 2017
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