Obit: Behrens, Thomas F. (1930 – 2015)


Surnames: Behrens, Chadwick, Blanchard, Nelson, Fortuna, Duss

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 29 Apr 2015

Behrens, Thomas F. (6 NOV 1930 – 23 APR 2015)

Thomas F. Behrens, 84, Greenwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Neillsville Health & Rehab, surrounded by his family. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m.-2 pm., on Tuesday, April 28, at Parkway Pines, Greenwood.

Thomas Frederick Behrens was born on Nov. 6, 1930, in Chippewa Falls, to Frederick and Helen (nee Chadwick) Behrens. He was raised and received his education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1948. In 1948, Tom went to work for John S. Wuethrich at the Wuethrich farm, and then began driving truck for the John Wuethrich Creamery. He retired from Grassland Dairy Products in 2000, after 52 years of driving. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, playing cards, snowmobiling, and telling stories.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Jim (Kaiyan) Behrens, Escondido, Calif., Jan (Dennis Blanchard) Richmond, Black River Falls, Tom (Mary Lou) Behrens, Willard, Tracy (Jack) Nelson, Greenwood, and Jill (Louie) Fortuna, Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joyce, on March 18, 2009; one son-in-law, Jim Richmond; one grandson, Jimmy Duss; and one brother and sister-in-law, Douglas (Shirley) Behrens.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.




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