Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rux, Kewanee. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, with military rites.
He was born on July 16, 1924, in Kewanee, to Henry and Anna Behnke. He married JoAnn Grothe on June 7, 1953.
Surviving are his son, James (Janet) Behnke, Washington, Mo.; daughters, Susan Behnke, Libertyville, Ill., and Kathleen Nibeck, Northbrook, Ill.; and grandchildren, Megan Behnke and Daniel and Erin Nibeck.