February 24, 2020 – West Bend, WI – June Evelyn Behm (nee Jarlsberg), 102, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on February 21, 2020. June had lived at the Waterford Assisted Living of West Bend for the past two years where she was visited by many family and friends.
June was born on June 11, 1917 in Dane County to Clarence and M. Burnette Jarlsberg (nee Severson), their only child, and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
June graduated as Salutatorian from Cambridge High School (Class of 1934). She was the “class poet” and wrote a poem each week for the school newspaper. After graduation she moved to Madison and did secretarial work at various businesses. She was united in marriage to Arnold “Arnie” Behm on May 10, 1941 at Rockdale Lutheran Church in Rockdale, WI. Arnie passed away on January 3, 2012.
In 1955, after operating a turkey farm in Valders, Arnie and June moved down to West Bend. June began working, shortly thereafter, as a Legal Secretary for the O’Meara Law Office where she worked for 25 years until her retirement in 1982. June was always very talented in sewing, but after retirement, she decided to make baby quilts for all her great-grandchildren. She designed them and hand sewed them and they were truly “works of art”! June was also a wonderful cook and loved to entertain and had the affectionate family title of “dessert queen”. Later, Arnie and June enjoyed spending their winters in Tucson, AZ where they made many wonderful friends. June never forgot a birthday or anniversary of her family or friends. She was a very loving, caring person and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Those June leaves behind to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sandra (Bruce) Muckerheide of West Bend; six grandchildren, Michelle Hupfer of West Bend, Michael (Lynn) Muckerheide of Naperville, IL, Matthew Muckerheide of West Bend, Myles (Paula) Muckerheide of Menominee, MI, Jason Behm of Fond du Lac, and Brett (Sherri) Behm of Hartford; 22 great-grandchildren, Laura Loos, Sondra Loos, Noelle Loos, Denny Duernberger Jr., Nicholas Duernberger, Jamie (George) Sabino, Matthew (fiancée, Jamie Schertz ) Muckerheide, Kristin (fiancé, Mike Beebe) Muckerheide, Mishan (Josh) Klotz, Megan (Anthony) Doerr, Zachary Muckerheide, Joshua (Kim) Muckerheide, Isaiah (Darby) Muckerheide, Marlissa (Crispian) Trewhella, Ezekiel Muckerheide, Nathan Muckerheide, Nolan (Lindsey) Muckerheide, Alora (Justin) Schweiner, Lilah Muckerheide, Magnus Behm, Maksim Behm, and Marius Behm; 25 great-great-grandchildren: Adrian Anderson, Camden & Kaiahna Johnson, Luca & Isabella Sabino, Violet Jones, Wesley Beebe, Mitchell, Cailin, Felicity & Aviana Klotz, Shayne, Rocco & Michael Doerr, Hazel Muckerheide, Solomon & Amelia Muckerheide, Sylvia & Savannah Muckerheide, Titus Trewhella, Declan Muckerheide, Makayla, Connor & Madilyn Muckerheide, and Harper Schweiner; a sister-in-law, Janet Rades of West Bend; a daughter-in-law, Candice Behm of Fond du Lac; a grandson-in-law, Michael Hupfer; a granddaughter-in-law, Kimberley (fiancé, Jerry Turner) Muckerheide; and many other dear relatives and close friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Arnie, June was preceded in death by her son, Richard Behm; grandson, Mitchell Muckerheide; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Pryga; and three brothers-in-law, Carroll, Lloyd, and Frederick “Fritz” Behm.
Funeral services in remembrance of June will be held on Saturday, February 29 at 12 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (809 S. 6th Ave.) West Bend. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Saturday at Church from 10 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to St.John’s Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice.
June’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Waterford, especially Amanda, and Heartland Hospice for the loving care they provided.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with June’s arrangements.