Richard Herman Behnke Sr, age 88, passed away on 24 June 2022 at his home in Laurel Hill Florida.
Born in Coldwater Michigan on 10 December 1933, Richard enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Clerk Typist and is a Korean War veteran. After completing his enlistment, he settled in California and worked in the electric power industry for San Diego Gas & Electric and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and retired after a lengthy 42-year career. Richard was an ordained Chaplain, a giver, comedian, and loved all people.
Richard is preceded in death by his father Herman, his mother Ruth, and son Donald Behnke.
Richard is survived by his wife of 65 years Joan, son Richard (Sue) Behnke, Jr., daughters Laura and Susan (Glen) Sutton, brothers, Donald (Pat) Behnke, Karl (Audrey) Behnke, and Robert (Sandra) Behnke, and sister Joann Bowers .
Richard has 10 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor Fred Jordan officiating. Burial to follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery 316 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach Florida 32548. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 1-2 pm at the funeral home.
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