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[FEB. 14, 2007]
Anna K. Behrends, 90, of Lincoln died
Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at 5:20 p.m. at the Christian Village Nursing
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church,
with the Rev. Dan Wissmann officiating. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery,
Arrangements are by
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Miss Behrends was a retired teacher. She taught
at Groveland, Rabbitt Flat, Pleasant View, and at
Washington and Wilson schools in Pekin for a total
of 42 years.
She was born Sept. 5, 1916, at Hartsburg to John
and Winnie Harmsen Behrends.
She is survived by one brother, Bernard E. (and
Anastasia) Behrends of Lincoln.
One sister, Janet Behrends, preceded her in
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church,
where she was confirmed by the Rev. Paul Brockhaus.
She taught Sunday school there for 40 years and took
part in other church functions for over 65 years.
She was also a member of American Legion Post 263
Auxiliary, Alpha Delta Kappa teachers' sorority,
American Education Association and Logan County Farm
She owned and managed farmlands and various
She graduated from Lincoln College in 1936 and
received a bachelor's degree in education from
Bradley University in Peoria in 1952.
As a token of her gifts and interest in the field of
education, the Anna K. and Bernard E. Admissions
Building at Lincoln College was named in her honor.
She enjoyed painting and other artwork, reading
and traveling throughout the world after her
She left a legacy with many people, especially
the students she taught in the public schools and
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church
or Lincoln College.
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