Obituaries

Lorraine Behnke

May 4, 1924 - January 21, 2018

Lorraine  Behnke

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Lorraine Lee Behnke, 93, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Bickford House, Rockford. She was born May 4, 1924 in Boone County, IL, the daughter of Oscar and Florence Lee. Lorraine married the love of her life, Edwin Behnke on February 27, 1949 in Belvidere. She was a homemaker who loved her family. Lorraine made her spiritual home at First United Methodist Church in Belvidere, where she taught Sunday school and was part of the sewing club. She enjoyed playing the piano, cards and bowling. Lorraine and Ed loved to go dancing at the Garden Prairie Grange. She learned how to swim later in life and that was very important to her.

Lorraine is loved and missed by her children, Nancy (Jerry) Malmassari, Sue (Walt) Mangus, and Valli Jo (Larry) Rubeck; grandchildren, Jim (Amie) Malmassari, Julie (Kelly) Brannon, Jason (Wendy) Malmassari, Josh (Julie) Malmassari, Mark (Jill) Mangus, Janet (Joe) Erb, Misti Kottke, Mardi Jo (Todd) Chapman, Tonya (CDR Joseph) Frederick, and Brittani (Jon) Farn; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Edwin.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 10 till 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family to be donated in Lorraine’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 am - 10:45 am

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

A visitation will be held from 10 till 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:00 am

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all. As days go by, may your sorrows turn into happy memories. I know how you girls will miss your mom, as I lost my mother a year ago and she was shy 2 weeks of turning 97. Hugs to all. Candy

Candy & Ted Koelling 2018-01-26T07:24:25

Nancy, Sue and Valli, you know that my heart is there with you right now, even though I can’t physically be there to hug you. You girls were her pride and joy, and you are a testament to what a wonderful woman she was. I’ve missed her since she’s been “gone from us,” which has been awhile now. But my memories of her will live on, just as yours will live on forever. We never get over losing our mother, but she is where she needed to be. Find peace in that knowledge. LOVE to all of you!

Marjean Silberhorn 2018-01-24T09:51:19

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Kris

Kris Wetzel 2018-01-23T14:08:40

Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. You have an empty space in your heart that time will soften, but it will always be there. She is in heaven now with our heavenly father and someday we will have a heavenly reunion with our Moms. My prayers are with you and your family. May our LORD give you comfort at this time. Love Cindy.

Cindy Onley 2018-01-23T13:53:11

Sorry for your loss,remember going to visit when you all lived on the farm .

Donita Hopper 2018-01-23T12:52:08

Sending Prayers to the Be

Donita Hopper 2018-01-23T12:49:30

Our sympathy to the entire family.

Anita 2018-01-23T09:34:40

Oh what a glorious reunion it will be one day in paradise as we gather around our Heavenly Father’s throne! My heartfelt condolences to family and friends, may God’s peace be with you@

Kyle Martinson 2018-01-23T08:58:44

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. What a special lady. Cherish the memories.

Rich and Sandy Buker 2018-01-23T06:01:12

Valli Jo and family. Our thoughts and prayers ate with you in the loss of your mother.

Bob and Terri Alderman 2018-01-22T20:54:00