John W. Behrens
May 2, 1948 – May 27, 2020
John W. Behrens died peacefully on May 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph Behrens and Josephine Bradbury; son, Michael R. Behrens. Survived by his wife, Kristine K. Behrens; daughter, Jennifer L. Baskett (Jason); son, Jeffrey S. Behrens (Caitlin); daughter-in-law, Julie Behrens; brother, Ralph W. Behrens (Beverly) grandchildren: Halley Baskett and Brian, Elijah and Everett Behrens.
John graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1970 and received a Master’s degree in Transportation from Northwestern University in 1974. He worked for the Chicago Area Transportation Study before moving in 1977 to Omaha, where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad and ConAgra Foods. John would later move to the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Kris, working for Lamb Weston through the end of his career and retiring in 2011. John and Kris moved back to Omaha to enjoy closer proximity to old friends and their grandchildren, allowing them frequently to travel for family visits. Transportation photography, choir and church activities, travel and hiking, and Chicago sports teams (GO CUBS!) were some of his favorite pastimes, but family and friends were foremost. John cherished the time spent with dear friends, coworkers, and his beloved family. While we mourn his loss, we celebrate the life he lived.
PRIVATE SERVICES: Tuesday, June 2nd at 2pm at the West Center Chapel. To view a live broadcast of the service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “view live-cast” button or click on service link below. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hope Mission, 2021 “U” St., Omaha 68104; or to Presbyterian Church of the Cross in Omaha.
Funeral Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/john-behrens-725918