Rodney “Rod” W. Behm, age 76, of Sartell, Minnesota, formerly of Hector, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector, with interment on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Atwater, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by Carl O. Potter American Legion Post 135 of Hector.
Rodney “Rod” Wayne Behm was born on March 12, 1946, in Willmar, Minnesota. He was the son of Clarence and Edna (Carley) Behm. Rod was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater, Minnesota. He received his education in Atwater, and was a graduate of the Atwater High School Class of 1964.
Rod entered active military service in the United States Army on November 17, 1965, and served his country during Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. He received an Honorable Discharge on August 25, 1967, and achieved the rank of Corporal Specialist 4.
Rod was blessed with two children, Lori and Terry. Rod resided in Atwater, Hector, Minnesota, Elbow Lake, Minnesota, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, before settling in Sartell, Minnesota.
Rod was employed as a telephone repairman. Rod was a member of the Elbow Lake Jaycees. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the City of Hector Fire Department.
Rod enjoyed classic cars and tinkering and fixing things. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Rod passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at the age of 76 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Rod is survived by his:
Daughter, Lori Damlow and her husband, Gary of Hutchinson, MN;
Son, Terry Behm of Sartell, MN;
Grandchildren, Marcus Damlow, Derek Moudry, Dakota Damlow, Preston Hamilton, Arianna Damlow, Wyatt Damlow, Rogan Damlow;
Great-grandchildren, Willow, Hadley, Kasen, Eva, Solstice;
Many other relatives and friends.
Rod is preceded in death by his Father Clarence Behm; Mother, Edna Walker; Step-father, Donald Walker; Brothers, Clarence Behm Jr., Arvid Behm, Darold Behm; Grandson, Garrett Damlow; Special Cousin, Harlow Bomstad; many other cousins and relatives.