Sharon R. Behrens

Sharon R. Behrens, 75, of Sumner, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Joel Becker officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church or to the Sumner Volunteer Fire Department.

Sharon Rosalyn, daughter of Lester and Pearl (Kent) Platte, was born December 27, 1941, in Sumner. She was baptized January 28, 1942, and confirmed March 25, 1956, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Sharon received her education in the Sumner Schools graduating from Sumner High School on May 17, 1960. On March 19, 1961, she was united in marriage with Duane Behrens at St. John Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born, Dan, David, Diane and Dennis. Sharon worked for Meyer Hardware for thirteen years from 1979-1992 before working at Dr. Richard Smith’s office from 1992 until her retirement in July of 2009. She was a life long member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner where she was active in the Women’s Circle and taught Sunday School. Sharon was active on the Fireman’s Committee and served as a Cub Scout Leader. She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, fishing and camping trips, bowling, going for bike rides, but most especially, enjoyed time spent with friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Duane of Sumner, she is survived by her four children, Dan (Anne) Behrens of Schaumburg, Illinois, David (Michelle) Behrens of St. Charles, Illinois, Diane (Pierre) LaMere of Excelsior, Minnesota, and Dennis (Jodi) Behrens of Marion, Iowa; former daughter-in-law, Janet; eleven grandchildren, Lance (Sarah), Drew (Jennifer), Wade, and Grant Behrens, Curtis (Dom) and Dustin (Serena Porter) Behrens, Joseph and Brianna LaMere, and Emma, Evan, and Blake Behrens; four great-grandchildren, Dillon Behrens, Eliza Behrens, Lilah Behrens and Arya Behrens; one brother, Robert Platte of Waterloo; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Behrens of Sumner; and her faithful companion, Charley.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Nena (Zupke) Winter on March 14, 2017 at 11:54 AM said:

My deepest sympathy to your family. I remember Sharon well from her hardware store days. It was always a pleasure to see her. It is so hard to lose a parent so just remember to hold on to the memories with her!
Sandy Jaschen on February 17, 2017 at 7:26 AM said:

Dear Duane and family,
Dave and I send our sympathy to all your family. We are out of the state right now and won't be able to be to the funeral.

Sharon was such a wonderful gal and I will miss seeing her. We had some fun times especially during our fireman days of banquets and parties. I just loved visiting with her, she had a wonderful laugh. Good memories will be had by all who knew her.

Dave and Sandy
Janet Levitt on February 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM said:

Sharon was a wonderful 2nd "Mom" to me. I will always treasure the memories of our wonderful conversations and the time we had together. She will always be close to my heart. My sons Lance and Drew have been blessed having her for their Grandma.
Helen Deutmeyer on February 16, 2017 at 3:49 PM said:

We share three grandchildren with Duane and Sharon and always enjoyed our get togethers for the kids birthdays. Sharon was always fun to visit and play games/cards with. Our sympathy to Duane, her children and grandchildren! Prayers for all of you!
Oliver Ge on February 16, 2017 at 3:49 PM said:

It's terrible to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathies to Dennis and the Behrens family.
Paul Hulett on February 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM said:

Behrens Family,
I worked for Dennis for many years at Intermec and was very sadden to here of Sharon’s passing. My family and I are praying for peace and comfort for Dennis and the Behrens family.
Paul and Karen Hulett
Fred. Carol. Kruse on February 14, 2017 at 7:38 PM said:

So sorry to hear the sad news, Sharon was a Beautiful Person, with that Beautiful Smile. A Class of 60 Classmate. Prayers to you Duane and your loving Family.
Jane Milnes on February 14, 2017 at 5:03 PM said:

my sincere sympathy and love to the Behrens Family....I was so shocked to learn of Sharons' death......God bless and comfort each of you.....
Troy Heller on February 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM said:

Behrens Family,

I'm sorry to hear this news....I offer our families thoughts and prayers to your family. Even though we haven't done much hanging around for the last twenty (30ish) years...reading the obituary brought back many memories of all the good times when we hung out together. Also, the many times we walked past your house to get to my dad's gas station. It is not fun losing a parent....keep the memories they will last a lifetime.
Steve Loshman on February 13, 2017 at 8:17 PM said:

We too were neighbors across the street. Many good times growing up playing over there! My sympathy to everyone. I remember your mother almost like it was yesterday. Wonderful lady and a wonderful family. May she Rest In Peace. Steve
Kim (Oleson) Hohensee on February 13, 2017 at 7:29 PM said:

My heartfelt sympathies to Duane, Dan, David, Diane, Dennis and family! The Behrens family were our neighbors for many years and Sharon was especially a very dear friend to my mother, Pearl. May you find comfort knowing Sharon is no longer suffering and is doing all the things she loved to do up in heaven. I'm sure my mom has the Scrabble board and games ready, along with some type of cold beverage; something my mom and Sharon shared for many years! May God's peace be with all of you and may you always remember the wonderful memories of Sharon and keep them close to your heart always! Love and hugs from Colorado - Kim
Mike and Nancy (Gitch) Petersen on February 13, 2017 at 4:24 PM said:

Our sympathy to Sharon's family-she was a delightful person who always seemed to have a smile. God's peace be with you.

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