THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Agnes (Hruska) Behrendt, 97, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Saturday, June 14, at the Menominee Care Center.
Born Jan. 22, 1917 in Menominee, Mi., to Charles and Anna (Eger) Hruska, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1935, from which she remained active on the reunion committee for many years. On June 30, 1938, she married Tony Velich and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1961. In February of 1980, she married Clyde Behrendt and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1991.
She worked at Liberty Loan Corp in Marinette, leaving there in 1943. She then worked for American Can Credit Union and transferred to American Can Company, retiring from Menominee Paper Company in 1979. She was also the manager of the Menominee City and County Credit Union until 1989.
She enjoyed traveling, her dogs, sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Marinette.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Herman, of Colorado Springs, Co.; a nephew; two nieces and friends, Jacki Renne and Judy Anderson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Damer; two brothers, Charles and Frank and a nephew, Thomas Hruska.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday June 19 in Riverside Cemetery at 10 a.m. Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee is assisting the family with arrangements.
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