David Behm

Obituary of David Louis Behm

David Louis Behm, 81, Fort Atkinson passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison.

David was born on January 4, 1939 in Fort Atkinson to Lewis and Julia (Vasby) Behm.  He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1956.  He married Mary Berkholtz on February 2, 1983.  David worked for General Motors in Janesville and retired as a supervisor in 1999 after 42 years.  While working at GM he also worked the family farm. He was a member at the Moose Lodge in Janesville.  David loved hunting and fishing, trapshooting, playing cards. 

He is survived by his wife Mary; children Susan (Tim) Silha, Janesville, Joan Alvarado, Fort Atkinson, Debra (Kevin) Kraehnke, Fort Atkinson, David (Yvonne) Behm, Columbia City, IN, Steve (Maria Thies) Behm, Cambridge; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Sister Maxine (Bill) Paxson, Stoughton; special nephew Dennis (Jolene) Kempf.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marjorie Kempf, grandchildren Adam Silha and Holly Alvarado, son-in-law Raul Alvarado.

Due to Covid 19 the family will have a private funeral service.  There will be a public graveside service with social distancing  at Willerup United Methodist Cemetery, Cambridge, WI on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:30pm.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

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Graveside Services

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Willerup Methodist Cemetery
414 W. Water Street
Cambridge, Wisconsin, United States