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Melda L. BehleSeptember 3, 1928 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 88)
Melda L. Behle, 88 passed away at her home on Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was born on September 3, 1928 in the town of Freedom to Otto and Minna (Kuschel) Springstroh. She was baptized on September 23, 1928 and confirmed on May 18, 1941 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. On August 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Bob Behle. Melda worked at Scolding Locks and Tuttle Press until she became a full time homemaker. She enjoyed playing sheepshead, baking cookies for her grandchildren and Sunday dinners with her family.
Survivors include her children: Roger Behle, Lauren (Duane) Griesbach, Kevin Behle (Brenda Edmonds) James (Joan) Behle, Donna Behle, Paul (Sheila) Behle; eight grandchildren: Julie (Chris) Bobowicz, Jodie (Hans) Huebner, Lisa (David) Breger, Michelle (Colton) Eggen, Dan, Karin, Tyler & Jason Behle; great grandchildren: Kyle, Lynn, Pita & Aiden. Melda is further survived by her sisters Gerda Kuba, Orla Schmidt, Nora Herman, Myrna (Ron) Witt, Alice Riehl, and sister-in-law Judy Springstroh, brothers; Arlin (Janet) Springstroh, Vic (Pat) Springstroh, & brother-in-law Don Wenninger as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Melda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob and his parents Jacob & Viola Behle, sister Carol Wenninger, brothers Walter, Lester, Edgar & John Springstroh, brothers-in-law Antone Kuba, David Schmidt, Leslie Herman, Vernon Riehl, Lawrence Braatz, and sisters-in-law Eunice Springstroh and Nancy Braatz.
The funeral service for Melda will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Freedom. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks for the wonderful care Melda received from Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Kelly, Katie, & Bonnie. We cannot thank you enough.