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John Behsman

July 17, 1945 — October 19, 2022

Grey Eagle, Minnesota

John Behsman

John A. Behsman, age 77 of Grey Eagle, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A gathering of friends and family will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Grey Eagle. A prayer service will begin at 5:30 p.m. A private inurnment will be held at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Swanville.

John Allen Behsman was born July 17, 1945 in Waseca, Minnesota to Paul and Eileen (Yess) Behsman. He was baptized at St. John’s American Lutheran Church in Waseca and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Meridan, Minnesota. He attended country school and graduated from Waseca High School in 1963. After school, John enlisted and served honorably in the United States Navy. He met the love of his life, Joan Annette (Davidson) Behsman and they were married on June 22, 1968. From this union the couple had three children. John held a variety of jobs throughout his life starting as a grocery clerk, and also as a mechanic, truck driver, and farmer.

John enjoyed fishing, gardening, getting together with family and friends, and eating good food.

Survivors include his children, Lori Dittrich of Courtland, Kurt (Cindy) Behsman of Randall, and Lisa (Jason) Wehking of Eagle Bend; grandchildren, Tyler and Nikki Dittrich, Brandon and Gregory Behsman, and Erin and Jared Wehking; sister, Mary Ann Mundt of Owatonna.

John is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Behsman on October 8, 2022, parents, Paul and Eileen Behsman, brother and sister-in-law, Jim (Jane) Behsman, brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Louise) Behsman; and brother-in-law, Norman Mundt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 29, 2022

2:00 - 6:00 pm

Patton Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

120 State St E, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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Prayer Service

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Starts at 5:30 pm

Patton Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

120 State St E, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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