Dorothy Behnken, 87, died Monday, January 5, 2015, at Seasons Hospice in
Dorothy was born October 16, 1927 in Viola Township, to Edward and Luena
(Bierbaum) Reinecke. On June 1, 1948 she married Marlow H. Behnken at
the North Church, Eyota.
She and Marlow farmed for 40 years in Haverhill Township. Dorothy has lived
the past 15 years in Rochester. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, knitting,
quilting, reading and did all of the bookkeeping for the family farm and
Dorothy is survived by her children; Anthony (Sharon) Behnken of Eyota,
Elton Behnken of Mantorville, and Wade (Kathy) Behnken of Pine Island; 5
grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ervin (Arlene) Reinecke of
Eyota and extended family, Colin and Pat Aldis of Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 grandson,
Funeral service is Friday, January 9, 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Rochester with Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Burial is at the Little Valley
Cemetery, rural Dover. Visitation is Friday, 12:30 till time of the service at the
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964,