Steven R. Behrends
Ringsted Community Center
1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017
Pastor Suzanne Wobig – Officiating
Ringsted Memorial Cemetery
Steven R. Behrends, the son of Harvey S. and Marcella (Knudson) Behrends, was born December 15, 1945, in Estherville, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 71.
He attended school in the Ringsted school system.
Over the years he was employed as a mechanic for many, but most years were spent at Blachowski Truck Line and Stall's Farm and Home. He retired in 2007.
He belonged to the Presbyterian Church in Ringsted. Steve’s highlight and enjoyment was taking his dogs for daily rides and stopping out at Bernie Rezac’s shop. Steve was known for his big heart and would do anything for anybody.
Steven is survived by his children, Bridget Behrends of Yankton, South Dakota, Annette (Bryan) Mahin of Elk Point, South Dakota, Joe (Jinel) Morris, Toby (Darcey) Morris, Tim (Jonay) Morris, Amy (Travis) Stouffer, and Amanda Morris; several grandchildren; mother, Marcella Jellema of Worthington, Minnesota; brothers, Gerald (Sheri) Behrends of Wallngford, Iowa, Monty Behrends of Worthington, Minnesota; sisters, Janice Onnen of Sheldon, Iowa, Caroline Garoutte of Ringsted, Iowa, Diana (Tom) Tirevold of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Pearl (Gale) Adolph of Odessa, Minnesota.
Preceding him in death were his second wife, Dixie Behrends, his special friend Elsie Morris, his father, Harvey, his brothers David and Ronald, and several aunts and uncles. www.henryolsonfuneral.com