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West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Paul E. Behrend
Date of Death: October, 12 2018

          Paul E. Behrend, 72, Powers, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday evening at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born on June 27, 1946 in Escanaba, the son of the late Elmer and Wava (Moore) Behrend. On October 28, 2009 he married Frances "Fran" (Marsicek) Behrend in Menominee, MI.
          Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and being at camp, driving country roads looking for wildlife and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had a passion for cars.
          Paul is survived by his wife, sons: Jonah (Dana) and Ryan (Lindsay) Behrend, step-children: Jeremy, Eric (Heather) and Rachelle Marsicek, nine grandchildren, siblings: John, Dorthey Lou and Brian Behrend, as well as nieces and nephews.     
          He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother: Thomas Behrend.
          Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding with Tony Revord American Legion Post #244 and the U.P. Funeral Honor Guard at 2:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday at church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating. Burial will follow Mass in the Spalding Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the church parish hall.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Behrend family.
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  • "My condolences to the family at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4."
    -L Gray

  • "Dan and I send our deepest sympathy to Paul's family. He will be greatly missed. "
    -Gail L Damaschke

  • "I remember Paul for his outstanding character and strength. He was a star athelete in all sports at PSHS, but he was also humble, kind and considerate of others."
    -Rick Liegeois

  • "Sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of passing. Sincerely Aelita and Brett Apelgren "
    -Brett Apelgren and family

  • "This is directed mainly to John and family as he is the only one of the family that I know. Paul and I had fun times driving to and from WMU in late 60's and some good times while at Western also. He was funny, kind and always helpful. Just a great guy. I feel very sad that he passed away! Blessings to all. "
    -Jill Constantineau Zeno

  • "My sympathies to John, Dororthy Lou and Brian. Paul was a good friend and Little League teammate while growing up in Powers-Spalding. He was one of the "good guys". Rest in Peace, old buddy. Bud Sargent Washburn, WI."
    -Bud Sargent

  • "i am very sorry for your loss i enjoyed knowing paul also as a fellow viet nam veteran; and his great and loving family "
    -carl smoot do

  • "Our sincere condolences to your family. May Paul rest in peace and God wrap his loving arms around him. "
    -Anthony & Lois DeLaHuerta

  • "Paul was a great classmate, friendly and kind,we kept in touch over the years and enjoyed the time together, condolences to the family"
    -Mary Hansen

  • "I was Paul's dental Hygienist at the VA dental clinic for several years. I never heard Paul's voice as he had had his surgery before I met him. He was special to me because he had a gentle soul, was kind and patient through a procedure that was difficult. It was my joy to know and provide care for him. I retired last year and It was difficult to say goodbye. I'm just thankful he isn't struggling anymore.... Please accept my condolences. I will say a rosary for him and remember those he left behind. Nancy M. Nelson "
    -Nancy M. Nelson

  • "Fran and family, We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was a gentle, loving person. Mike and I will always cherish our time spent with him in Service and after. He was a great friend. Pam and Mike"
    -Pam and Mike Bottkol

  • "So sorry for your loss Ryan. Your family is in my prayers."
    -Kristi Niggeling

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