2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Lincoln
10 a.m. Monday at the church
Bernard “Bernie” Behrends, 95, of Lincoln passed
away at 6:05 p.m. on November 3, 2016 at St. Clara’s
Manor in Lincoln.
Bernie was born on July 27, 1921 in Lincoln, the son
of John and Winnie (Harmsen) Behrends. Bernie
married Easter Mae Sanders in 1958, she preceded him
in death. He later married Anastasia Vanos.
Surviving Bernie is his wife Stacie Vanos Behrends
of Lincoln; his step-children, Mike Vanos of
Lincoln, Jim Vanos of Lincoln, and George (Taylor)
Vanos of Lincoln; his step-grandchildren, John Vanos
of Lincoln, and Zaylie Vanos of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his
sisters, Anna and Janet.
Bernie enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1942
where he served on the USS Belleau Wood. After being
discharged in December 1945 he enrolled in Lincoln
College and graduated in May of 1948, receiving a
Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering
May 1950, from Bradley University, Peoria, all made
possible by the GI Bill of Rights. Bernie joined the
Amvets in 1960, The Masonic Lodge in 1966, VFW in
1958, York Rite Bodies in 1972, 40&8 in 1956,
Consistory in 1967, and The American Legion Post 263
Services for Bernie will be held at 10:00a.m.
Monday, November 7, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Lincoln, officiated by Rev. Candida Turner.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on
Sunday, November 6, 2016 also at the church. Burial
will take place after the services in Hartsburg
Union Cemetery, Hartsburg, where full military rites
will be accorded by The Lincoln American Legion Post
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in
Bernie’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Lincoln
Services have been entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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