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Marilyn R. BehlCLERGY
Pastor Tom Petersen
Organist ~ Glee Deutscher
Soloist ~ Barb Bloes
“He Touched Me”
“How Great Thou Art”
“In The Garden”
Melissa (Jerke) Olson
Lisa (Bush) Edelman
Michelle (Behl) Hlavac
Jennifer (Behl) Bierle
Lindsay (Auch) Kinzer
Marilyn’s 13 Great-Grandchildren
Marilyn R. Behl was born on Tuesday, June 30, 1925 near Scotland, South Dakota to Maynard and Minnie (Reiking) Brooks. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Scotland High School in 1942. After high school, she began working at Farmer’s and Merchants State Bank of Scotland and worked for the bank for 70 years. Marilyn was united in marriage to Darwin “Bud” Behl on Sunday, June 9, 1946 in a candlelight service at the Scotland Methodist Church. She loved camping with family and friends. In the winter, Marilyn and Bud would go dancing and in the summer they went fishing. Family was very important to Marilyn, and she treasured the gatherings that were spent celebrating holidays and birthdays. She was a wonderful cook and her specialties included lasagna, Hershey bar dessert, apple pie and rhubarb bread. She enjoyed playing “500” with her card group. Marilyn surrounded herself with flowers, both around her house and in her garden. Marilyn served on the Board of Directors of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Scotland for 42 years. Marilyn served on the Board of Directors of the Scotland Holding Company for 29 years. Over the past 32 years of working for the bank, Marilyn sent hundreds of cards and flowers to people for every occasion. When her health allowed, she was very active in the Methodist Church, serving as Treasurer, on the Audit Committee, and the Ladies’ Guild. She was an active member of the Civic Club and the Landmann-Jungman Hospital Auxillary. Marilyn passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 86 years and 7 months.
Grateful for having shared Marilyn’s life are her husband Bud, of Scotland; four children: Katherine “Kathy” (Leonard) Jerke of Madison, Donna (Victor) Bush of Olivet, Nancy (Larry) Auch of Scotland, and Dick (Peg) Behl of Scotland; eleven grandchildren: Melissa, Jason, Brian, Lisa, Jared, Stacy, Erin, Lindsay, Michelle, Jennifer, and Michael; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Maynard and Minnie Brooks, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Jerke; two sisters, Bernice Hesla and Betty Paulson; and one brother, Gerald Brooks
Bud, I am sorry to read about Marilyn's death. Charleen and I send our condolences to you and will remember you and your family in our prayers. Don
Don Weidenbach Feb 10 2012 7:07 PM
Marilyn & Bud lived across the street from us when we lived in Scotland. She was a good neighbor to us & kept an eye out on my kids when they were out & about. My daughter, Katie, enjoyed visiting Marilyn & often said she was going over to visit. We always enjoyed the cards Marilyn sent us & the gifts she gave my kids. Even though she struggled with her health at that time, I remember lots of laughter sitting in her kitchen visiting. You were terrific to us, Marilyn! My sincere condolences go out to Bud, Dick, Donna, Nancy & the rest of Marilyn's family.
Keryl Brady Feb 10 2012 7:08 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you for the loss of your loved one.
Robert & Cindy Kvick Feb 8 2012 7:49 PM
Dick and all your family....I am so sorry your loss. Your mother and father were such good friends to my parents. My prayers are with you.
Sheila gemar Feb 4 2012 6:11 PM
Dick and Family, I would like to share my most sincere condolences upon learning of the death of your Mother. Although I did not have the good fortune of meeting your Mother, Dick, I know you as her son; and scripture tells us that the fruit does not fall far from the tree, and that a good tree will produce only good fruit. On that basis, I am of the firm conviction that your Mother was certainly a wonderful woman, wife, mother and grandmother. Our saintly mothers are one reason that we believe Christ's promise of eternal life in John 11:25-26 and John 3:16, for we look forward to the day of our reunion with them in Heaven. At this time of sorrow, we wish you the comfort and peace that is found in your faith, family and friends -- and in your many memories of good times with your Mother. Ev Hoyt
Ev Hoyt Feb 3 2012 7:16 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you today and the days a head. The Cokeleys
Tim & Pam Cokeley Feb 2 2012 5:57 PM
Nancy and Family, My prayers go out to you and your family. What a sweet and special lady your mom was. She was one of my favorite customers for years at Catherine's here in Sioux Falls. She was always a joy and pleasure to work with. She will be missed but she will always be in your heart and memories.
Nancy Ballieu Feb 1 2012 5:12 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I certainly will always remember the many card parties your mom/dad had with my folks! Oh, how they loved to get together. Marilyn's willingness to "entertain" a couple of silly, jh girls many years ago...such great memories. I know she will be greatly missed by her friends and family. God Bless you all.
Diane Hofer Feb 1 2012 5:45 AM
Dick, Sorry to hear of your motner's death. You are in out thoughts and prayers. Earl & Barb Sheehy
Earl Sheehy Feb 1 2012 5:44 AM
I was so saddened to read of Marilyn/s death this morning in the paper. What a wonderful lady she was. I always helped her when she came in to Linda/s Angel Crossing to buy for her great grandchildren. She loved to buy for each and everyone. I always admired her so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family as she will be very missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her.
Judy Wallbaum Jan 31 2012 8:17 PM