THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ronald L. Behnke
Issue Date: November 18, 2020
Ronald L. Behnke, 74, of Niagara, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born April 14, 1946 in Brown County, to the late Walter and Mildred (Schmeider) Behnke, he grew up in Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School in 1964.
After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force until an honorable discharge. On Nov. 26, 1969, he married Joanne Zastrow at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Sheboygan and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2018.
They lived in Cedarburg until moving to Niagara in 1973. In 1986, he started Niagara Tool and Die. He enjoyed going to the casino and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Gordon (Ann Rose) Behnke and Walter (Sara) Behnke, both of Niagara; one grandson; his significant other, Nancy; a brother, Don (Sue) Behnke, Niagara and three sisters, Judi (Bernie) Powell, Niagara, Pat (Ray) Chrisman, Aurora and Maryann (Mik) Hansen, Quinnesec, Mi.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Country Bar in Niagara on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niagara Chapel assisted the family. Condolences or tributes for the family can be made online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com