March 13, 1924 - January 20, 2019
Donald Behrens, 94 of Carroll died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. John Paul II Parish – Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Kevin Richter. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and Michaela Behrens. Lectors will be: Matthew Behrens and Kaitlyn Gipple. Gift Bearers will be: Tracie Lorenzen, Kristy Behrens, Stephanie Pauly, Michaela Behrens and Kaitlyn Gipple. Eucharistic Minister will be Ken Behrens. Casket Bearers will be: Ryan Eischeid, Michael Behrens, Cole Feldman, Marc Behrens, Alex Eischeid, Matthew Behrens, Eric Feldman, Mitchell Behrens, T.J. Feldman, Grant Olberding and Carter Olberding. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. on Thursday where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by the Templeton Knights of Columbus and a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church on Friday morning where additional visitation will be held from 9-9:45 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Don’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Donald Behrens was born on March 13, 1924 to Mayme (Heithoff) Behrens and Henry Behrens. He grew up on the family farm near Roselle and attended Holy Angels School. On April 25, 1950, Don was united in marriage to Arlene Hansman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willey, IA with Fr. H.J. Drees officiating. The couple made their home southwest of Roselle and were blessed with 5 children. Don was engaged in livestock and grain farming. In addition to farming, he was active in St. Augustine Parish committees, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. The couple moved to Carroll, in 1986, however, Don continued to work on the farm for many years. After moving to Carroll, Don and Arlene were members of Holy Spirit Parish. Don enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, golfing, traveling with friends and socializing at morning coffee. Most of all, Don loved to spend time with family and attending family events. Don was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. His family are left to cherish his quiet, mischievous sense of humor. Don left his family with a legacy of faith, generosity and selfless love through his quiet, humble demeanor. Left to celebrate Don’s life is his wife of 68 years, Arlene, of Carroll, his children: Duane (Deb) Behrens of Omaha, Diane Eischeid of West Des Moines, Vern (Becky) Behrens of Carroll, Rhonda (Tom) Feldman of Carroll and Kathy (Keith) Olberding of Granger; 16 grandchildren: Tracie (Jason) Lorenzen, Ryan (Brooke) Eischeid, Kristy Behrens, Michael (Julie) Behrens, Stephanie (Nick) Pauly, Cole Feldman, Marc (Angela) Behrens, Alex Eischeid, Michaela Behrens, Matthew Behrens, Eric Feldman, Kaitlyn (Chris) Gipple, Mitchell Behrens, T.J. Feldman, Grant Olberding and Carter Olberding; 15 great grandchildren; Sister-in-laws Margaret Behrens and Virgene Behrens of Carroll, as well as many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents: Mayme and Henry Behrens; his parents-in-law, John and Rose Hansman; his son-in-law, Vern Eischeid, his daughter-in-law, Jana Behrens; his brothers and sister-in-laws: Harry (Dorothy) Behrens, Virgil (Louise) Behrens, James Behrens and in infancy, Robert Behrens; his sisters and brother-in-laws: Marie (Ed) Siepker, Florine (Harold) Eich, and Rita (Erwin) Vonnahme; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Melvin (Florence) Hansman, Marcella (George) Grossman, Edward (Corrine) Hansman, Robert (Betty) Hansman, Phyllis (Peter) Sibenaller and in infancy, Leroy Hansman.
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