Harold Lawrence Behm, of Waupaca, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Cherry Meadows, Appleton. He was born on September 10, 1920, to the late Charles and Hulda (Schmidt) Behm. On December 16, 1944 he married Edna Ruth Steinbach, she preceded him in death on April 19, 1992. Harold was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army. After serving his country Harold worked for C.R. Meyer Constructions as a supervisor, building bridges and notable buildings throughout Wisconsin. Harold owned and operated an excavating business, he was well known for his excellent work, particularly in the Chain O’Lakes and Central Wisconsin area. In his retirement years Harold continued working in his apple orchard and many gardens that he and his wife Edna had established. Harold fished the Chain O’Lakes, built birdhouses, threw horseshoes and spent time with his beloved Dalmatians. He will be sadly missed by his children: Virginia Endter of Menasha; Don (Verlynn) Behm of Appleton; Larry Behm of Almond; grandchildren: Lorie (Dave) Haas, Andrew (Kim) Behm, Laura Behm and Aaron Behm, great grandchildren: Ty, Owen and Rose, brothers: Gilbert (Marilyn) Behm of Ogdensburg, Charles (Joyce) Behm of Augusta, WI and brother-in-law: Vernon Leuthold of Banning, CA; he is further survived by other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Adela Ravey, Nora Allen and Stella Leuthold. The Memorial Service will be on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Maple Crest Funeral Home. The visitation will be on Monday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Thedacare Hospice.
The family wishes to thank his two brothers, Gilbert and Charles who visited Harold faithfully at Park Vista. The family would also like to send their sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Swanson and his staff, Thedacare Hospice nurses and staff, Cherry Meadow nurses and staff and Park Vista. Their loving care and attention given to both Harold and his family made his last few weeks more comfortable.