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James "Pudly" R. Behrens

00:00 AM November 09, 2017

James "Pudly" R. Behrens, age 92 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home.


James was born on October 19, 1925 in Manlius Twp, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Jensen) Behrens. He married Ila Jean Wright on August 7, 1949 in Walnut. She preceded him in death February 2006. James farmed in the Walnut and Como area and was a top notch Hampshire Hogs breeder. He owned and operated B & B Builders for 45 years. James was an Alabama, Georgetown and Boston Celtics fan. He loved country music and his horse named "Sweetie".


Survivors include his son, Denny (Sandy) Behrens of Prophetstown; his daughter, Diane (Art) Oldham of Tampico; one sister, Elaine Martin of Ohio; four grandchildren, Ann (Steve) Coughlen, Randy (Jenny) Behrens, Cody Behrens and Renee Robinson; and eight great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Jimmy Lee Behrens; one grandson, Cory John Oldham; one brother, Clinton Behrens and one sister, Katie Phillips.


A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton. Arrangements were handled by the McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown.

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  • Robert Sisson:

    09 Nov 2017 15:42:00

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Jerry Thede:

    10 Nov 2017 08:18:00

    So sorry for your loss Denny and Diane. He was one of a kind. :)

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